Archives of Virology

, Volume 162, Issue 7, pp 2041–2045 | Cite as

Genome sequences of a capulavirus infecting Plantago lanceolata in the Åland archipelago of Finland

  • Hanna Susi
  • Anna-Liisa Laine
  • Denis Filloux
  • Simona Kraberger
  • Kata Farkas
  • Pauline Bernardo
  • Mikko J. Frilander
  • Darren P. Martin
  • Arvind Varsani
  • Philippe RoumagnacEmail author
Brief Report


The discovery and full-genome sequences of two isolates of a fourth capulavirus species are reported. The viruses were discovered during a viral metagenomics survey of uncultivated Plantago lanceolata plants in the Åland archipelago of south western Finland. The newly discovered viruses apparently produce no symptoms in P. lanceolata. They have a genome organization that is very similar to that of the three known capulavirus species and additionally share between 62.9 and 67.1% genome-wide sequence identity with the isolates of these species. It is therefore proposed that these viruses be assigned to a new capulavirus species named “Plantago lanceolata latent virus”.


Roll Circle Amplification Plantago Lanceolata Approximate Likelihood Ratio Test Roll Circle Amplification Product Alfalfa Leaf 
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This work was supported by INRA, Département Santé des Plantes et Environnement (grant AAP SPE 2015) awarded to PR. DPM and AV are supported by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. PR is supported by EU grant FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF (N° PIOF-GA-2013-622571).

Compliance with ethical standards

This study was funded by INRA, Département Santé des Plantes et Environnement (grant AAP SPE 2015) awarded to PR.

Conflict of interest

Author DPM and AV have received research grants from the National Research Foundation of South Africa. Author PR has received an EU grant FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF (N° PIOF-GA-2013-622571). Author DPM, AV and PR declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Supplementary material

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Supplementary Figure 1: Pairwise nucleotide sequence identity matrix of complete capulavirus genomes. (PDF 695 kb)
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Supplementary Figure 2: Pairwise amino acid sequence identity matrix of capulavirus replication-associated proteins. (PDF 707 kb)
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Supplementary Figure 3: Pairwise amino acid sequence identity matrix of capulavirus capsid proteins. (PDF 665 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Susi
    • 1
  • Anna-Liisa Laine
    • 1
  • Denis Filloux
    • 2
  • Simona Kraberger
    • 3
  • Kata Farkas
    • 3
  • Pauline Bernardo
    • 2
  • Mikko J. Frilander
    • 4
  • Darren P. Martin
    • 5
  • Arvind Varsani
    • 3
    • 6
    • 7
  • Philippe Roumagnac
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biosciences, Metapopulation Research CentreUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.CIRAD-INRA-SupAgro, UMR BGPIMontpellier Cedex-5France
  3. 3.School of Biological Sciences and Biomolecular Interaction CentreUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  4. 4.Institute of BiotechnologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  5. 5.Computational Biology Group, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular MedicineUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  6. 6.Structural Biology Research Unit, Department of Clinical Laboratory SciencesUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  7. 7.The Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics, Center for Evolution and Medicine and School of Life sciencesArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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