European Journal of Plant Pathology (2007) 117, 81-87

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Eduardo Segundo, Dietrich E. Lesemann, Germán Martín, María P. Carmona, Leticia Ruiz, Isabel M. Cuadrado, Leonardo Velasco and Dirk Janssen (2007)
Amaranthus leaf mottle virus: 3'-end RNA sequence proves classification as distinct virus and reveals affinities within the genus Potyvirus
European Journal of Plant Pathology 117 (1), 81-87
Abstract: Amaranthus leaf mottle virus (AmLMV) was classified as a member of the genus Potyvirus on the basis of its particle morphology, serology, and biological properties (Casetta et al., 1986). Based on these properties, an Amaranthus viridis-infecting virus isolated in Spain, causing mottle and leaf blistering as well as reduced growth has been identified as AmLMV. The 3' terminal genomic region of this and a reference isolate from Italy has been sequenced and reveals a 95% nucleotide identity between the two isolates. The sequenced part comprises the coat protein with 281 amino acids and 315 nucleotides of the 3' untranslated region (UTR) preceding a polyadenylated tail. Pairwise comparisons and phylogenetic analysis of the nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of the CP and 3' UTR of the cloned cDNAs with those of other potyviruses shows that AmLMV is a distinct potyvirus closely related to Potato virus Y.
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Database assignments for author(s): Eduardo Segundo, Dirk Janssen, Leonardo Velasco (IFAPA)

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


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


Amaranthus viridis (weed) Spain (continental)
Amaranthus leaf mottle virus (in weeds) Italy
Amaranthus leaf mottle virus (in weeds) Amaranthus viridis (weed) Spain (continental)