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Differentiation of Rice Tungro Bacilliform Virus Strains by Restriction Analysis and DNA Hybridization

Azzam, O., Cabauatan, P.Q., & Arboleda, M. (1998) Differentiation of Rice Tungro Bacilliform Virus Strains by Restriction Analysis and DNA Hybridization. Journal of Virological Methods, 76(1-2), pp. 121-126.

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    Abstract

    Rice tungro bacilliform virus (RTBV) is one of the two viruses that cause tungro disease. Four RTBV strains maintained in the greenhouse for 4 years, G1, G2, Ic, and L, were differentiated by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of the native viral DNA. Although strains G1 and Ic had identical restriction patterns when cleaved with Pst1, BamHI, EcoRI, and EcoRV, they can be differentiated from strains G2 and L by EcoRI and EcoRV digestion. These same endonucleases also differentiate strain G2 from strain L. When total DNA extracts from infected plants were used instead of viral DNA, and digested with EcoRV, identical restriction patterns for each strain (G2 and L) were obtained from roots, leaves, and leaf sheaths of infected plants. The restriction patterns were consistent from plant to plant, in different varieties, and at different times after inoculation. This technique can be used to differentiate RTBV strains and determine the variability of a large number of field samples.

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    ID Code: 39800
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: Rice tungro, Bacilliform virus strains, DNA hybridization, Restriction analysis, Jefferson, Osmat, Ossmat, Azzam
    DOI: 10.1016/S0166-0934(98)00132-3
    ISSN: 0166-0934
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTION (070600)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
    Copyright Owner: Copyright © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Deposited On: 07 Apr 2011 08:41
    Last Modified: 27 Dec 2012 10:41

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