Archives of Virology

, Volume 158, Issue 4, pp 909–913 | Cite as

Complete genome sequence of arracacha virus B: a novel cheravirus

  • I. P. Adams
  • R. Glover
  • R. Souza-Richards
  • S. Bennett
  • U. Hany
  • N. Boonham
Annotated Sequence Record


The complete genome sequences of RNA1 and RNA2 of the oca strain of the potato virus arracacha virus B were determined using next-generation sequencing. The RNA1 molecule is predicted to encode a 259-kDa polyprotein with homology to proteins of the cheraviruses apple latent spherical virus (ALSV) and cherry rasp leaf virus (CRLV). The RNA2 molecule is predicted to encode a 102-kDa polyprotein which also has homology to the corresponding protein of ALSV and, to a lesser degree, CRLV (30 % for RNA1, 24 % for RNA2). Detailed analysis of the genome sequence confirms that AVB is a distinct member of the genus Cheravirus.

Supplementary material (7 kb)
Supplementary material 1 (GB 7 kb) (14 kb)
Supplementary material 2 (GB 13 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Adams
    • 1
  • R. Glover
    • 1
  • R. Souza-Richards
    • 1
  • S. Bennett
    • 1
  • U. Hany
    • 1
  • N. Boonham
    • 1
  1. 1.Food and Environment Research AgencyYorkUK

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