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, 39:249 | Cite as

Molecular characterization and pathogenicity of tomato yellow leaf curl virus in China

  • Hui Zhang
  • Huanran Gong
  • Xueping Zhou
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Abstract

Several tomato production regions in China were surveyed for tomato yellow leaf curl disease (TYLCD), and 31 tomato leaf samples showing TYLCD-like symptoms were collected. The partial or full-length genomes of these isolates were sequenced and tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) was detected in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu Shandong and Hebei provinces of China. The TYLCV isolates found in China share high sequence identity (>98%) and have more than 97% sequence identity with TYLCV-IL[IL:Reo] (X15656). Phylogenetic relationship analysis reveals that although with little genetic variability, they can form two groups and all the TYLCV isolates in China belong to the group I. An infectious clone of TYLCV-[CN:SH2] (AM282874) was constructed and agro-inoculated into Nicotiana benthamiana, N. tabacum Samsun, N. glutinosa, Solanum lycopersicum, Petunia hybrida, Cucumis sativus, Gossypium hirsutum, S. melongena, and Capsicum annuum. TYLCV-[CN:SH2] can induce severe leaf curling and stunting symptoms in these plants except C. sativus, G. hirsutum, S. melongena and C. annuum. We verified that TYLCV can trans-replicate tomato yellow leaf curl China virus DNA-β in N. benthamiana and S. lycopersicum and induced more severe symptoms with distortion and yellow vein.

Keywords

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus Sequence Infectivity China 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No. 30530520) and the Zhejiang Agricultural Science and Technology Key Research Projects (2007C12054).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Crop Pathogens and Insects of MOA, Institute of BiotechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Horticultural Research InstituteShanghai Academy of Agriculture SciencesShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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