Genome sequences of a capulavirus infecting Plantago lanceolata in the Åland archipelago of Finland
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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”.
KeywordsRoll Circle Amplification Plantago Lanceolata Approximate Likelihood Ratio Test Roll Circle Amplification Product Alfalfa Leaf
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).
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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.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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