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Abstract

Completion of the sequence of rice gall dwarf virus from Guangxi, China.

Abstract

The complete nucleotide sequences of segments S2, S3, S5, and S8-S11 of a Rice gall dwarf virus isolate from Guangxi Province, China, (RGDV-GX) were determined, completing the sequence of this isolate. The total genome (25,567nt) was similar in organization to a recently reported Thailand isolate (RGDV-T). A previously unreported second segment-specific repeat of 7 or 8nt was detected close to the 3′-end of segments S3, S5, and S8. The 3′-UTR of RGDV-GX S4 was 139nt shorter than that of RGDV-T; the insertion in RGDV-T contains a 34-nt inverted repeat, with the 3′-terminus probably abolishing the expected stem loop structure.