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Tomato leaf curl Mahé virus: a novel tomato-infecting monopartite begomovirus from the Seychelles
- Scussel, Sarah, Claverie, Sohini, Hoareau, Murielle, Moustache, Ravi, Delatte, Hélène, Lefeuvre, Pierre, Lett, Jean-Michel
- Archives of virology 2018 v.163 no.12 pp. 3451-3453
- Begomovirus, genetic variation, islands, leaf curling, nucleotide sequences, phylogeny, sequence analysis, tomatoes, viruses, Comoros, Seychelles
- This is the first description of the complete genome sequence of a new monopartite begomovirus isolated from tomato with symptoms of tomato (yellow) leaf curl disease collected in the Seychelles. The DNA-A-like nucleotide sequences share the highest nucleotide sequence identity (84%) with tomato leaf curl Anjouan virus (ToLCAnjV) from the Comoros islands. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed its recombinant nature and its relationship to Old World monopartite and bipartite begomoviruses. This discovery of a new member of a species confirms the high genetic diversity of begomoviruses in the south-western Indian Ocean islands.