Complete genome sequence of bellflower vein chlorosis virus, a novel putative member of the genus Waikavirus

Abstract

The complete genome sequence of a new virus isolated from a bellflower (Campanula takesimana) plant was determined. The genome of this virus is composed of monopartite single-stranded RNA of 11,649 nucleotides in length. BLAST searches of protein databases showed that the encoded polyprotein has a maximum amino acid sequence identity of 42 % (with 99 % coverage) to the polyprotein of the isolate Orissa of rice tungro spherical virus (RTSV; genus Waikavirus). Phylogenetic analysis strongly supports that the identified virus is a member of a new species of the genus Waikavirus. The name bellflower vein chlorosis virus (BVCV) is proposed for this new virus.

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This research was supported by a Grant from the Agenda Program (PJ011306), funded by the Rural Development Administration of Korea.

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Correspondence to Jang-Kyun Seo or Hong-Soo Choi.

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J.-K. Seo and H.-R. Kwak contributed equally to this work.

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Seo, JK., Kwak, HR., Lee, Yj. et al. Complete genome sequence of bellflower vein chlorosis virus, a novel putative member of the genus Waikavirus . Arch Virol 160, 3139–3142 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-015-2606-9

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Keywords

  • Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • Amino Acid Sequence Identity
  • Rice Tungro Spherical Virus
  • Ground Cover Plant
  • Maize Chlorotic Dwarf Virus