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Abstract

First report of an isolate of Japanese iris necrotic ring virus from Australia.

Abstract

An isolate of Japanese iris necrotic ring virus (JINRV) was detected from a plant of Iris ensata Thunb. growing in Western Australia, and the sequence of its complete genome (4019 nucleotides) was determined. The deduced replicase and coat proteins shared 75% and 72% amino acid identities, respectively, with those of the only other sequenced isolate of JINRV, from Japan. This is the first report of JINRV in Australia, and the first beyond Japan.