A new African streak virus species from Nigeria

Oluwafemi, S., Varsani, A., Monjane, A. L., Shepherd, D. N., Owor, B. E., Rybicki, E. P., & Martin, D. P. (2008) A new African streak virus species from Nigeria. Archives of Virology, 153(7), pp. 1407-1410.

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The African streak viruses (AfSVs) are a diverse group of mastrevirus species (family Geminiviridae) that infect a wide variety of annual and perennial grass species across the African continent and its nearby Indian Ocean islands. Six AfSV species (of which maize streak virus is the best known) have been described. Here we report the full genome sequences of eight isolates of a seventh AfSV species: Urochloa streak virus (USV), sampled from various locations in Nigeria. Despite there being good evidence of recombination in many other AfSV species, we found no convincing evidence that any of the USV sequences were either inter- or intra-species recombinants. The USV isolates, all of which appear to be variants of the same strain (their genome sequences are all more than 98% identical), share less than 69% nucleotide sequence identity with other currently described AfSV species. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.

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ID Code: 54981
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 5 Export Date: 12 November 2012 Source: Scopus
DOI: 10.1007/s00705-008-0123-9
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2012 02:46
Last Modified: 29 May 2013 16:54

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