Archives of Virology

, Volume 163, Issue 7, pp 1989–1992 | Cite as

Complete genome sequence of a new bipartite begomovirus infecting Boehmeria leiophylla in China

  • Liling Zhao
  • Jing Zhong
  • Xiaoyun Zhang
  • Ming Ding
  • Zhongkai Zhang
Annotated Sequence Record


A bipartite begomovirus was identified from a Boehmeria leiophylla plant sample exhibiting yellow mosaic symptoms collected in Nabanhe National Nature Reserve, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Five complete DNA-A and four DNA-B genome sequences were obtained by rolling-circle amplification (RCA), cloned, and sequenced. All DNA-A sequences were determined to be 2759 nucleotides in size, sharing 99.9%–100% nucleotide sequence identity with each other. The DNA-B sequences were comprised of 2673 nucleotides, sharing 98.6–100% nucleotide sequence identity with each other. Genomic organization of the begomovirus was typical of Old World bipartite begomoviruses. Sequence analysis revealed 81.84% nucleotide sequence identity to tomato leaf curl Hsinchu virus (ToLCHsV) from China for the DNA A component and 67.23% identity to the squash leaf curl China virus (SLCCNV) from India for the DNA B component. The sequence comparisons suggest that this bipartite begomovirus represents a novel species for which we propose the name “Ramie yellow mosaic virus”.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1136606 and 31560501).

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biotechnology and Germplasm Resources Institute, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural SciencesYunnan Key laboratory of Agricultural BiotechnologyKunmingPeople’s Republic of China

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