Archives of Virology

, Volume 162, Issue 2, pp 591–595 | Cite as

First complete genome sequence of vanilla mosaic strain of Dasheen mosaic virus isolated from the Cook Islands.

  • Christopher Puli’uvea
  • Subuhi Khan
  • Wee-Leong Chang
  • Gardette Valmonte
  • Michael N. Pearson
  • Colleen M. Higgins
Annotated Sequence Record


We present the first complete genome of vanilla mosaic virus (VanMV). The VanMV genomic structure is consistent with that of a potyvirus, containing a single open reading frame (ORF) encoding a polyprotein of 3139 amino acids. Motif analyses indicate the polyprotein can be cleaved into the expected ten individual proteins; other recognised potyvirus motifs are also present. As expected, the VanMV genome shows high sequence similarity to the published Dasheen mosaic virus (DsMV) genome sequences; comparisons with DsMV continue to support VanMV as a vanilla infecting strain of DsMV. Phylogenetic analyses indicate that VanMV and DsMV share a common ancestor, with VanMV having the closest relationship with DsMV strains from the South Pacific.


Complete Genome Sequence Vanilla Single Open Reading Frame Cook Island Bean Common Mosaic Virus 
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Funding support by the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, AUT, is gratefully acknowledged by CH.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Puli’uvea
    • 1
    • 2
  • Subuhi Khan
    • 3
  • Wee-Leong Chang
    • 2
  • Gardette Valmonte
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael N. Pearson
    • 4
  • Colleen M. Higgins
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Ecology, School of ScienceAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.AUT Roche Diagnostics LaboratoryAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Plant Health and Environment LaboratoryMinistry for Primary IndustriesAucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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