European Journal of Plant Pathology (2001) 107, 833-837

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Yasuyuki Yamaji, Xiaoyun Lu, Satoshi Kagiwada, Kenro Oshima and Shigetou Namba (2001)
Molecular evidence that a lily-infecting strain of Tulip breaking virus from Japan is a strain of Lily mottle virus
European Journal of Plant Pathology 107 (8), 833-837
Abstract: The sequence of the 3'-terminal 2074 nucleotides (nts), excluding the 3'-poly (A) tail, of RNA of a potyvirus isolated from lily (Lilium Asiatic hybrid cv. Enchantment) in Japan, currently tentatively designated as Tulip breaking virus-li (TBV-li), was determined. The sequence started within a single open reading frame (ORF) that encoded the carboxyl terminus of the large nuclear inclusion protein (NIb) and the complete 275-amino-acid coat protein (CP), followed by a 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of 204 nts. The CP of TBV-li shared 91% amino acid (aa) sequence identity with that of TBV lily strain Dutch isolate (TBV-lily). The nt sequences of their 3'-UTR were 94% identical. However both viruses shared only 60-65% sequence identities with TBV tulip strain Niigata isolate in the corresponding regions. The results suggest that TBV-li is closely related to TBV-lily, and that these two TBV lily strains should be classified into a species different from TBV tulip strains. We therefore support a proposal to rename TBV-lily Lily mottle virus (LMoV), and suggest that TBV-li is another strain of LMoV (LMoV-J).
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
general biology - morphology - evolution
molecular biology - genes

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Lily mottle virus Lilium (crop) Japan