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High throughput sequencing reveals a novel fabavirus infecting sweet cherry
- Villamor, D. E. V., Pillai, S. S., Eastwell, K. C.
- Archives of virology 2017 v.162 no.3 pp. 811-816
- Fabavirus, Prunus avium, RNA, fruit trees, genetic variation, high-throughput nucleotide sequencing, hosts, nucleotides, plant diseases and disorders, plant viruses, temperate zones, viruses
- The genus Fabavirus currently consists of five species represented by viruses that infect a wide range of hosts but none reported from temperate climate fruit trees. A virus with genomic features resembling fabaviruses (tentatively named Prunus virus F, PrVF) was revealed by high throughput sequencing of extracts from a sweet cherry tree (Prunus avium). PrVF was subsequently shown to be graft transmissible and further identified in three other non-symptomatic Prunus spp. from different geographical locations. Two genetic variants of RNA1 and RNA2 coexisted in the same samples. RNA1 consisted of 6,165 and 6,163 nucleotides, and RNA2 consisted of 3,622 and 3,468 nucleotides.