Genome Diversity and Intra- and Interspecies Recombination Events inGrapevine fanleaf virus

Tefera A. Mekuria, Linga R. Gutha, Robert R. Martin, Rayapati A. Naidu
2009 Phytopathology  
Mekuria, T. A., Gutha, L. R., Martin, R. R., and Naidu, R. A. 2009. Genome diversity and intra-and interspecies recombination events in Grapevine fanleaf virus. Phytopathology 99:1394-1402. Grapevine fanleaf virus (GFLV) was documented in self-rooted vines of four grapevine (Vitis vinifera) cultivars in eastern Washington. GFLV was found as mixed infection in cvs. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc and as single infections in cv. Merlot. Fanleaf disease symptoms were only observed in
more » ... only observed in the first two cultivars. The spatial distribution of GFLV-infected grapevines was random, suggesting primary spread through planting virus-infected cuttings rather than infield transmission. RNA1 sequences of Washington isolates showed 87 to Corresponding author: R.A. Naidu;
doi:10.1094/phyto-99-12-1394 pmid:19900006 fatcat:q474kvakbfharhc5kpg3unyfky