Characterisation of Banana streak Mysore virus and evidence that its DNA is integrated in the B genome of cultivated Musa

A. D.W. Geering, M. M. Pooggin, N. E. Olszewski, B. E.L. Lockhart, J. E. Thomas

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Abstract

We have sequenced the complete genome of an isolate of Banana streak virus from banana cv. 'Mysore' and show that it is sufficiently different from a previously characterised isolate from cv. 'Obino l'Ewai' to warrant recognition as a distinct species, for which the name Banana streak Mysore virus (BSMysV) is proposed. The structure of the BSMysV genome was typical of badnaviruses in general, although ORF I had a non-conventional start codon. Evidence that at least part of the BSMysV genome is integrated in the B genome of cultivated Musa is presented and transmissibility by the mealybug Planococcus citri also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-796
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume150
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

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