A naturally occurring deleted form of RNA 2 of Potato mop-top virus

Lesley Torrance*, Graham H. Cowan, Miray Arli Sokmen, Brian Reavy

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Abstract

A spontaneous deletion in RNA 2 of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) was identified by RT-PCR. The deletion occurred reproducibly during manual passage of two isolates of PMTV and during fungal inoculation of plants with viruliferous soil. The borders of the deletion were conserved in all instances and sequence analyses showed that a contiguous segment of 2113 nucleotides was deleted internally from the genomic RNA 2, leaving the 5'- and 3'-terminal sequences. RT-PCR experiments also showed that the deletion was present in preparations of PMTV particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2211-2215
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Virology
Volume80
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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