Molecular characterization of a novel partitivirus isolated from the phytopathogenic fungus Aplosporella javeedii.

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Wan X(#)(1), Zhao Y(#)(1), Zhang Y(1), Wei C(1), Du H(1), Zhang H(1), Chen J(1), Yang L(1), Zang R(1), Wen C(2).
Author information:
(1)College of Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China.
(2)College of Plant Protection, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China. [Email]
(#)Contributed equally

Abstract

Aplosporella javeedii is a pathogenic fungus that causes canker and dieback of jujube in China. In this study, we report a new mycovirus, Aplosporella javeedii partitivirus 1 (AjPV1), isolated from A. javeedii strain NX55-3. The AjPV1 genome contains two double-stranded RNA elements (dsRNA1 and dsRNA2). The size of dsRNA1 is 2,360 bp, and it encodes a putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), while dsRNA2 is 2,301 bp in length and encodes a putative capsid protein (CP). The sequences of RdRp and CP have significant similarity to those of members of the family Partitiviridae. Sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis showed that AjPV1 is a new member of the family Partitiviridae that is related to members of the genus Betapartitivirus. To our knowledge, AjPV1 is the first mycovirus reported from A. javeedii.