Complete genome sequence of a new strain of Lagenaria siceraria endornavirus from China
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An RNA virus tentatively named Lagenaria siceraria endornavirus-Hubei (LsEV-HuB) was isolated from Lagenaria siceraria var. hispida in Hubei, China. The LsEV-HuB genome consists of 15,098 bp and contains a single open reading frame (ORF) encoding a large protein with several conserved domains, including one helicase domain, one glycosyltransferase domain, two capsular polysaccharide synthesis protein (CPS) domains, and one RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) domain. LsEV-HuB has nucleotide and amino acid sequence identities of 72.96% and 77.95%, respectively, to Lagenaria siceraria endornavirus-California (LsEV-CA), the closest relative of LsEV-HuB.
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This work was supported by the Special Fund for Agro-Scientific Research in the Public Interest (No. 201303028), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31301638) and the Opening Fund of Engineering Research Center of Ecology and Agricultural Use of Wetland, Ministry of Education (KF201501). We are grateful to Dr. Qingchao Deng at the College of Agriculture, Yangtze University, and Dr. Zhenguo Du at the College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, for their help in preparing the manuscript.
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The authors declare no competing interests.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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