Molecular characterization of banana streak acuminata Vietnam virus isolated from Musa acuminata siamea (banana cultivar)

F. Lheureux, N. Laboureau, E. Muller, B. E.L. Lockhart, M. L. Iskra-Caruana

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Scopus citations

Abstract

An isolate of banana streak virus (BSV) that does not also occur as an integrant in the Musa balbisiana genome was sought in order to investigate the biological role of BSV in the evolution of either the Musa genome or of the virus itself. We isolated BSV virions from a Musa acuminata siamea accession from Vietnam and sequenced the entire viral genome. The molecular organization is similar to that described for other BSV but slightly larger (7801∈bp vs. 1611-7568∈bp), and ORF I has a non-conventional start codon. This genome was sufficiently different to propose it as a member of a distinct species named Banana streak virus strain acuminata Vietnam (BSAcVNV).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1416
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume152
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Molecular characterization of banana streak acuminata Vietnam virus isolated from Musa acuminata siamea (banana cultivar)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this