Canadian Journal of Botany - Revue Canadienne de Botanique (1992) 70, 1734-1737

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D.E. Mayhew, A.L. Cook and T.J. Gulya (1992)
Isolation and characterization of a mycovirus from Plasmopara halstedii
Canadian Journal of Botany - Revue Canadienne de Botanique 70 (9), 1734-1737
Abstract: A virus was isolated from Plasmopara halstedii, the causal agent of sunflower downy mildew. The virus contained two species of ssRNA with molecular weight (MW) of 1.05 × 106 and 0.53 × 106. One polypeptide with a MW of 37.5 × 103 was associated with whole virus. Purified preparations consisted of two components, the top component consisting primarily of empty shells. The A260/A280 UV absorbance ratio for the bottom component ranged from 1.25 to 1.35. The partially purified virions were isometric, approximately 32 nm in diameter, and had projections of approximately 4 nm on the virion surface. This virus may be related to the type A virus in Sclerophthora macrospora.
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Database assignments for author(s): Thomas J. Gulya

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
biocontrol - natural enemies
Research topic(s) for beneficials or antagonists:
general biology - morphology - evolution


Pest and/or beneficial records:

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


Plasmopara halstedii Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Plasmopara halstedii mycoviruses (antagonist) Plasmopara halstedii