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Genetic Diversity of Potato Virus Y in Belarus


The composition of Potato virus Y strains found on the territory of Belarus, as well as the molecular variability of their genomes, was studied. The presence of strains PVYNTN (genotype A) and PVYNW (genotypes A and B) was shown. The degree of the identity between individual genome regions of the studied isolates ranges from 100 to 97.33%. Nucleotides that are under purifying selection were revealed in the sequences.

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The work was supported by the State Program “Science-Intensive Technologies and Equipment” for 2016–2020.

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Kuzmitskaya, P.V., Dzmitrieva, T.M., Karaleva, E.S. et al. Genetic Diversity of Potato Virus Y in Belarus. Cytol. Genet. 55, 290–297 (2021).

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  • Potato virus Y
  • genetic diversity
  • purifying selection