Nucleotide sequence of the capsid protein gene of potato virus Y (PVY).
ABSTRACT The nucleotide sequence of the 3' terminal region of potato virus Y (PVY) was determined. Starting with a poly(A) tail of 18 residues a non-coding region of 335 nucleotides precedes the region encoding for the virus coat protein (cp) 801 nucleotides long ending with a TGA. This region was located by comparing the predicted amino acid sequence with the one determined for the PVY capsid protein by Shukla et al. (1). Both sequences contained 267 amino acids sharing about 94% homology. They differ, however, at several positions presumably due to base transitions within their respective nucleotide sequences. Restriction endonuclease sites in and around the cp coding region were identified.