A new tomato-infecting tospovirus from Iran

A. Hassani-Mehraban, J. Saaijer, D. Peters, R.W. Goldbach, R.J.M. Kormelink

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A new tospovirus species serologically distinct from all other established tospoviruses was found in tomato in Iran. Typical disease symptoms observed include necrotic lesions on the leaves and yellow ring spots on the fruits, hence the name Tomato yellow ring virus (TYRV) was proposed. The S RNA of this virus was cloned and its 3,061 nucleotide long sequence showed features characteristic for tospoviral S RNA segments. The nucleocapsid (N) protein with a predicted Mr of 30.0 kDa showed closest relationship to the N protein of Iris yellow spot virus (74% sequence identity). Additional keywords: Bunyaviridae, immunocapture RT-PCR, taxonomy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-858
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • spotted-wilt-virus
  • s-rna
  • nucleotide-sequence
  • serogroup-iv
  • rt-pcr
  • protein
  • identification
  • segment
  • isolate
  • acid


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