Archives of Virology (1997) 142, 1101-1116

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K.-S. Ling, H.-Y. Zhu, H. Alvizo, J.S. Hu, R.F. Drong, J.L. Slightom and D. Gonsalves (1997)
The coat protein gene of grapevine leafroll associated closterovirus-3: cloning, nucleotide sequencing and expression in transgenic plants
Archives of Virology 142 (6), 1101-1116
Abstract: A lambda ZAP II cDNA library was constructed by cloning cDNA prepared from a high molecular weight double-stranded RNA (dsRNA, ca. 18 kb) isolated from grapevine leafroll associated closterovirus-3 (GLRaV-3) infected tissues. This cDNA library was immuno-screened with GLRaV-3 coat protein specific polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies and three immuno-positive clones were identified. Analysis of nucleotide sequences from these clones revealed an open reading frame (ORF) which was truncated at the 3' end; the remainder of this ORF was obtained by sequencing a fourth clone that overlapped with one of the immunopositive clones. A total of 2028 bp was sequenced. The putative GLRaV-3 coat protein ORF, 939 bp, encodes a protein (referred to as p35) with a calculated Mr of 34 866. Multiple alignment of the p35 amino acid sequence with coat protein sequences from other clostero-viruses revealed that the consensus amino acid residues (R and D) of filamentous plant viruses are preserved in the expected locations. The GLRaV-3 coat protein gene was then engineered for sense and antisense expression in transgenic plants. Transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana plants that contain the sense GLRaV-3 coat protein gene produced a 35 kDa protein that reacted with GLRaV-3 antibody in Western blot.
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molecular biology - genes

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Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3