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First isolation of rose yellow mosaic virus in Japan


Rose yellow mosaic virus, which belongs to the Roymovirus genus in the Potyviridae family, was isolated here in Japan from a rose cultivar, Irish Mist. The full-length genomic sequence was similar to a strain in Minnesota, United States, which was the first ever isolated, with 85% nucleotide and 94% amino acid sequence similarities. Unlike the Minnesota strain, which lacks 220 nt including the 6K1 protein region, the Japanese isolate contains this coding region, which is commonly found in those of the Potyviridae.

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The authors are grateful to Akihiro Hiraguri, Kyosuke Kido and Hitomi Kamata for their assistance with various plant virus experiments in the laboratory. We express our gratitude to Michael P. Ryskamp and Kota Nakasato from Michigan State University for correcting the English during the preparation of this paper.

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Ohata, Y., Nishio, T. & Tsuda, S. First isolation of rose yellow mosaic virus in Japan. J Gen Plant Pathol 87, 295–299 (2021).

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  • Potyvirus
  • Rose
  • Rose yellow mosaic virus
  • Roymovirus
  • 6K1