High sequence conservation among cucumber mosaic virus isolates from Lily

Y.K. Chen, A.F.L.M. Derks, S. Langeveld, R. Goldbach, M. Prins

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For classification of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) isolates from ornamental crops of different geographical areas, these were characterized by comparing the nucleotide sequences of RNAs 4 and the encoded coat proteins. Within the ornamental-infecting CMV viruses both subgroups were represented. CMV isolates of Alstroemeria and crocus were classified as subgroup II isolates, whereas 8 other isolates, from lily, gladiolus, amaranthus, larkspur, and lisianthus, were identified as subgroup I members. In general, nucleotide sequence comparisons correlated well with geographic distribution, with one notable exception: the analyzed nucleotide sequences of 5 lily isolates showed remarkably high homology despite different origins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1631-1636
JournalArchives of Virology
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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