The complete genome sequence of a new polerovirus in strawberry plants from eastern Canada showing strawberry decline symptoms.

Xiang, Y., Bernardy, M.G., Bhagwat, B., Wiersma, P.A., DeYoung, R.M., and Bouthillier, M.J. (2014). "The complete genome sequence of a new polerovirus in strawberry plants from eastern Canada showing strawberry decline symptoms.", Archives of Virology, 160(2), pp. 553-556. doi : 10.1007/s00705-014-2267-0  Access to full text

Abstract

Strawberry decline disease, probably caused by synergistic reactions of mixed virus infections, threatens the North American strawberry industry. Deep sequencing of strawberry plant samples from eastern Canada resulted in the identification of a new virus genome resembling poleroviruses in sequence and genome structure. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that it is a new member of the genus Polerovirus, family Luteoviridae. The virus is tentatively named “strawberry polerovirus 1” (SPV1).

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