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Characterization of Grapevine Algerian latent virus isolated from nipplefruit (Solanum mammosum) in Japan

An Erratum to this article was published on 01 June 2006


Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV), Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), Potato virus Y (PVY), Tomato bushy stunt virus nipplefruit strain (TBSV-Nf), and an unknown spherical virus were isolated from nipplefruit (Solanum mammosum) cultivated in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The spherical virus was identified as Grapevine Algerian latent virus nipplefruit strain (GALV-Nf) from the genus Tombusvirus, based on its physical properties, serological relationships, and analysis of genomic RNA. The genomic RNA of GALV-Nf is 4731 nucleotides long and encodes five open reading frames as well as those of other tombusviruses. Nipplefruit infected with GALV-Nf had severe stunting, leaf deformation, and clear mosaic symptoms. This is the first report of an isolation of GALV in Japan.

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Ohki, T., Uematsu, S., Nakayama, Y. et al. Characterization of Grapevine Algerian latent virus isolated from nipplefruit (Solanum mammosum) in Japan. J Gen Plant Pathol 72, 119–122 (2006).

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Key words

  • Grapevine Algerian latent virus
  • GALV
  • Tombusvirus
  • Nipplefruit
  • Solanum mammosum