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Molecular and biological characterization of apium virus Y infecting parsley in Brazil


Parsley is a biannual herbaceous plant, frequently used as a condiment in Brazilian gastronomy, also having medicinal properties. This work reports the molecular identification, partial host range, and complete genome sequencing of an apium virus Y (Potyvirus) isolate (ApVY-Br) infecting parsley in Brazil. Complete genome sequencing revealed a 9913nt long virus with high identity with previously reported ApVY isolates. The isolate was capable of infecting parsley, coriander, Chenopodium amaranticolor, and Chenopodium quinoa plants. Bayesian phylogenetic analyses based on the complete genome and coat protein sequences clustered the ApVY isolates based on sampling locations.

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MRRJ is a recipient of a CNPq PhD fellowship (Grant number: 140130/2019-5). RKS and MAP hold CNPq research fellowships. AMN is a FAPESP post-doctoral fellow. “This study was financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Finance Code 001.”

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Marcos Roberto Ribeiro-Junior: conceptualization, experimental procedures, writing, review and editing. Eduardo Silva Gorayeb, Angélica Maria Nogueira, Giovana Carolina Dourado Cruciol, and Daniele Maria Nascimento: experimental procedures, writing, review, and editing. Marcelo Agenor Pavan and Renate Krause Sakate: conceptualization, funding acquisition, supervision, review, and editing. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

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Ribeiro-Junior, M.R., Gorayeb, E.S., Nogueira, A.M. et al. Molecular and biological characterization of apium virus Y infecting parsley in Brazil. Trop. plant pathol. 46, 565–570 (2021).

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  • ApVY
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