• Characterization of tomato leaf curl Palampur virus naturally infecting wild melon in Oman

    1 month ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Weeds plants serve as a reservoir of begomoviruses Begomovirus and play a vital role in the diversity of single stranded DNA viruses. Wild melon plants showing leaf curling and color breaking symptoms were collected and used in for Begomovirus amplification. Cloning, sequencing and bioinformatics analysis revealed the association of a bipartite Begomovirus isolate with the diseased C. melo host. The complete genome of DNA-A of a bipartite Begomovirus isolate exhibited 99.5% nucleotide similarity with DNA-A of tomato leaf curl Palampur virus reported from Iran. Further pairwise...
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