Investigation of differences between wheat and barley  forms of Wheat dwarf virus and their distribution in host plants

https://doi.org/10.17221/10318-PPSCitation:Schubert J., Habekuß A., Rabenstein F. (2002): Investigation of differences between wheat and barley  forms of Wheat dwarf virus and their distribution in host plants. Plant Protect. Sci., 38: S43-S48.
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Wheat dwarf virus, a monogemini virus, infects several cereal species. Until now complete sequence data have been published only for wheat isolates. We cloned the complete DNA of 21 isolates from wheat, barley and Lolium spec. and compared the sequences with published data. Two types of the virus were found as previously described. Degree of entire nucleic acid homology between both isolates was in the range of 84%. The Large Intergenic Region showed most pronounced differences while the RepA gene was most conserved. No intermediate forms were found, though both isolates co-existed in the same hosts. Sequence data lead to the suggestion that they should be referred to as different viruses rather than strains of a virus.
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