Characterization of the genome of a novel ilarvirus naturally infecting Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)
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As part of an initiative to characterize viruses infecting Cape gooseberry in the province of Antioquia (Colombia), we report the genome sequence of a new member of the genus Ilarvirus (family Bromoviridae). This virus was identified in a Cape gooseberry plot in the municipality of Marinilla in a mixed infection with potato virus Y (PVY) as part of high-throughput sequencing initiative. Results were confirmed by nested RT-PCR and DAS-ELISA. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that the Cape gooseberry ilarvirus is a new member of subgroup 1 and it is most closely related to ageratum latent virus (AgLV). The name “Cape gooseberry ilarvirus 1” (CGIV-1) is proposed for this new ilarvirus.
This work was funded by Universidad Nacional de Colombia through Grant VRI: 36705.
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All of the authors declare that we have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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