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Desmodium mottle virus, the first legumovirus (genus Begomovirus) from East Africa

Desmodium mottle virus, the first legumovirus (genus Begomovirus) from East Africa

Mollel, Happyness G., Sseruwagi, Peter, Ndunguru, Joseph, Alicai, Titus, Colvin, John, Navas-Castillo, Jesús and Fiallo-Olivé, Elvira (2017) Desmodium mottle virus, the first legumovirus (genus Begomovirus) from East Africa. Archives of Virology, 162 (6). pp. 1799-1803. ISSN 0304-8608 (Print), 1432-8798 (Online) (doi:10.1007/s00705-017-3289-1)

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Abstract

A novel bipartite legumovirus (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae), that naturally infects the wild leguminous plant Desmodium sp. in Uganda, was molecularly characterized and named Desmodium mottle virus. The highest nucleotide identities for DNA-A, obtained from two field-collected samples, were 79.9% and 80.1% with the legumovirus, soybean mild mottle virus. DNA-B had the highest nucleotide identities (65.4% and 66.4%) with a typical non-legumovirus Old World begomovirus, African cassava mosaic virus. This is the first report of a legumovirus in East Africa and extends the known diversity of begomoviruses found infecting wild plants in this continent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2017. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 14:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16576

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