The complete nucleotide sequence and genome organization of a peach virus isolate from a naturally infected peach tree showing typical peach wart-like symptoms on the fruit surface was determined and compared to sequences of members of the family Betaflexiviridae . The genome consists of 7,987 nucleotides, excluding the poly-A tail, and has four open reading frames (ORFs). Analysis of the whole genome and putative proteins encoded by each ORF revealed greatest sequence similarity to a cherry isolate of cherry mottle leaf virus (CMLV). The two isolates have similar genome organizations and share 88 and 93 % homology in their corresponding products of the replicase and coat protein genes, respectively. CMLV has been reported from several Prunus spp. and may be associated with peach wart-like disease symptoms on peach fruit.
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 1, 2013
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