Senna leaf curl virus: a novel begomovirus identified in Senna occidentalis

Jitesh Kumar, Anshu Alok, Jitendra Kumar, Rakesh Tuli

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Begomoviruses are whitefly-transmitted, single-stranded DNA viruses that infect a variety of cultivated (crop) and non-cultivated (weed) plants. The present study identified a novel begomovirus and satellites (alpha- and betasatellite) in Senna occidentalis (syn. Cassia occidentalis) showing leaf curl symptoms. The begomovirus shared a maximum sequence identity of 88.6 % with french bean leaf curl virus (JQ866297), whereas the alphasatellite and the betasatellite shared identities of 98 % and 90 % with ageratum yellow vein India alphasatellite (LK054802) and papaya leaf curl betasatellite (HM143906), respectively. No other begomovirus or satellites were detected in the suspected plants. We propose to name the virus “senna leaf curl virus” (SenLCuV).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2609-2612
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, for fellowships and funds, and to the Department of Science and Technology for JC Bose Fellowship to RT.

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© 2016, Springer-Verlag Wien.

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