Genetically distinct strains of Cassava brown streak virus in the Lake Victoria basin and the Indian Ocean coastal area of East Africa

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Archives of Virology (Impact Factor: 2.39). 02/2009; 154(2):353-9. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-008-0301-9
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Six isolates of Cassava brown streak virus (CBSV, genus Ipomovirus; Potyviridae) from the Lake Victoria basin in Uganda and Tanzania were characterized. Virus particles were 650 nm long. The complete coat protein (CP)-encoding sequences (1,101 nucleotides, nt) were 90.7-99.5 and 93.7-99.5% identical at the nt and amino acid (aa) levels, respectively. The 3' untranslated region was 225, 226 or 227 nt long. These eight isolates were only 75.8-77.5% (nt) and 87.0-89.9% (aa) identical when compared to the partial CP sequences (714 nt) of six CBSV isolates characterized previously from the costal lowlands of Tanzania and Mozambique. Hence, two genetically different and geographically separated populations of CSBV exist in East Africa.

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    • "Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License endemic virus, referred to as cassava brown streak uganda virus (UCBSV) (Mohammed et al., 2012). Both species belong to the genus Ipomovirus, family Potyviridae (Mbanzibwa et al., 2009a, b). Typical symptoms of the disease include; interveinal chlorosis on the leaves, necrotic streak on the stem and brown or grey corky root necrosis. "
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    • "The pandemic was associated with up to 100-fold increases in the abundance of the whitefly vector (Legg and Ogwal, 1998). CBSD is caused by two viruses in the family Potyviridae, genus Ipomovirus (Mbanzibwa et al., 2009; Monger et al., 2001; 2010; Winter et al., 2010). The disease was initially restricted to lowland coastal areas of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, as well as the surrounds of Lake Malawi in Tanzania and Malawi (Hillocks et al., 1999; Nichols, 1950; Legg and Raya, 1998), but from 2004 the spread of CBSD to higher altitudes and inland to countries surrounding the Great Lakes region was reported. "

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