Senna leaf curl virus: a novel begomovirus identified in Senna occidentalis

Senna leaf curl virus: a novel begomovirus identified in Senna occidentalis Begomoviruses are whitefly-transmitted, single-stranded DNA viruses that infect a variety of cultivated (crop) and non-cultivated (weed) plants. The present study identified a novel begomovirus and satellites (alpha- and betasatellite) in Senna occidentalis (syn. Cassia occidentalis) showing leaf curl symptoms. The begomovirus shared a maximum sequence identity of 88.6 % with french bean leaf curl virus (JQ866297), whereas the alphasatellite and the betasatellite shared identities of 98 % and 90 % with ageratum yellow vein India alphasatellite (LK054802) and papaya leaf curl betasatellite (HM143906), respectively. No other begomovirus or satellites were detected in the suspected plants. We propose to name the virus “senna leaf curl virus” (SenLCuV). Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Senna leaf curl virus: a novel begomovirus identified in Senna occidentalis

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Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
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