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Abstract

Detection and molecular identification of a Potyvirus isolate infecting Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu in Yunnan province.

Abstract

YN80 was isolated from Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu showing mosaic and crinkle symptoms in Songming, Yunnan province. Flexuous filamentous particles were found in diseased leave sap and pinwheel inclusion bodies were found in the leave tissue. YN80 had positive reaction to universal antibody of Potyvirus by DAS-ELISA. 3′-terminal sequence of YN80 was cloned and sequenced. cp gene of YN80 consisted of 987 nt, encoded 328 aa (36.1 kDa). Sequence analysis showed that YN80 shared the highest identity (97.0%) with CP amino acid sequence of Dasheen mosaic virus (DsMV). These data indicated that YN80 was an isolate of DsMV. This is the first molecular identification of A. rivieri Durieu isolate of DsMV in China.