Archives of Virology

, Volume 153, Issue 9, pp 1771–1776 | Cite as

Multiple interspecies recombination events within RNA2 of Grapevine fanleaf virus and Arabis mosaic virus

  • E. Vigne
  • A. Marmonier
  • M. FuchsEmail author
Brief Report


Sequence alignments and SISCAN analyses inferred multiple interspecies recombination events within RNA2 of strains GHu of Grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV) and Ta of Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV), two closely related subgroup A nepoviruses in the family Comoviridae. Interspecies recombination events were identified in the 5′ untranslated region, the putative homing protein and movement protein genes but not in the coat protein gene and 3′ untranslated region. These findings suggest a dynamic relationship between GFLV and ArMV, and a differential selection pressure on RNA2-encoded proteins with constraints in terms of function and co-adaptation that limit interspecies recombination to certain gene segments.


Gene 2BMP Protein 2BMP Chimeric RNA2 Grapevine Fanleaf Virus Differential Selection Pressure 
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This work was partially supported by a competitive grant from the European Commission (Environmental impact assessment of the transgenic grapevines and plums on the diversity and dynamics of virus populations, QLK3-CT-2002-02140). We are indebted to Dr. L. M. Yepes for critically reading the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unité Mixte de Recherche Santé de la Vigne et Qualité du VinInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique and Université Louis PasteurColmarFrance
  2. 2.Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe BiologyCornell UniversityGenevaUSA

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