Archives of Virology (2015) 160, 2093-2098

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Eeva J. Vainio, Pablo Martínez-Álvarez, Diana Bezos, Jarkko Hantula and Julio J. Diez (2015)
Fusarium circinatum isolates from northern Spain are commonly infected by three distinct mitoviruses
Archives of Virology 160 (8), 2093-2098
Abstract: Pitch canker is a serious disease of pines caused by the ascomycete fungus Gibberella circinata (anamorph = Fusarium circinatum). Three distinct mitovirus strains have been described in this fungus: Fusarium circinatum mitovirus 1 (FcMV1), FcMV2-1 and FcMV2-2. Here, we investigated the frequency and population variation of these viruses and closely related sequence variants in northern Spain using RT-PCR and sequencing. Each virus strain and similar sequence variants shared >95 % sequence identity and were collectively designated as virus types. All virus types were relatively common in Spain, with estimated prevalence of 18.5 %, 8.9 % and 16.3 % for FcMV1, FcMV2-1 and FcMV2-2, respectively.
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Database assignments for author(s): Jarkko Hantula, Pablo Martinez-Alvarez, Julio Diez

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
molecular biology - genes

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Fusarium circinatum Pine (Pinus) Spain (continental)
Fusarium mycoviruses (antagonists) Fusarium circinatum Pine (Pinus) Spain (continental)