Australian monocot-infecting mastrevirus diversity rivals that in Africa

Kraberger, Simona, Thomas, John E., Geering, Andrew D. W., Dayaram, Anisha, Stainton, Daisy, Hadfield, James, Walters, Matthew, Parmenter, Kathleen S., van Brunschot, Sharon, Collings, David A., Martin, Darren P. and Varsani, Arvind (2012) Australian monocot-infecting mastrevirus diversity rivals that in Africa. Virus Research, 169 1: 127-136. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2012.07.018

Author Kraberger, Simona
Thomas, John E.
Geering, Andrew D. W.
Dayaram, Anisha
Stainton, Daisy
Hadfield, James
Walters, Matthew
Parmenter, Kathleen S.
van Brunschot, Sharon
Collings, David A.
Martin, Darren P.
Varsani, Arvind
Total Author Count Override 12
Title Australian monocot-infecting mastrevirus diversity rivals that in Africa
Journal name Virus Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0168-1702
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.virusres.2012.07.018
Volume 169
Issue 1
Start page 127
End page 136
Total pages 10
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Monocotyledonous plant infecting mastreviruses (family Geminiviridae) have been found in the Old World. The greatest diversity of these viruses has been found in Africa but this may simply reflect the more extensive sampling that has been done there. To provide a better understanding of mastrevirus diversity in Australia, we have sequenced the genomes of 41 virus isolates found in naturalised and native grasses and identified four new species in addition to the four previously characterised species. Two of these species, which were recovered from a single Sporobolus plant, are highly divergent and are most closely related to the African streak viruses. This, coupled with the discovery of divergent dicotyledonous plant infecting mastreviruses in Australia brings into question the hypothesis that mastreviruses may have originated in Africa. We found that the patterns of inter- and intra-species recombination and the recombination hotspots mirror those found in both their African monocot-infecting counterparts and dicot-infecting mastrevirus.
Keyword Mastrevirus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 24 July 2012.

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