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Detection of Co-Infection of Notocactus leninghausii f. cristatus with Six Virus Species in South Korea
Published online January 4, 2017
© 2017 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Chung Hwa Park, Eun Gyeong Song, and Ki Hyun Ryu*

Plant Virus GenBank, Department of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul 01797, Korea
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Received August 24, 2017; Revised October 17, 2017; Accepted October 29, 2017.
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Co-infection with two virus species was previously reported in some cactus plants. Here, we showed that Notocactus leninghausii f. cristatus can be co-infected with six different viruses: cactus mild mottle virus (CMMoV)-Nl, cactus virus X (CVX)-Nl, pitaya virus X (PiVX)-Nl, rattail cactus necrosis-associated virus (RCNaV)-Nl, schlumbergera virus X (SchVX)-Nl, and zygocactus virus X (ZyVX)-Nl. The coat protein sequences of these viruses were compared with those of previously reported viruses. CMMoV-Nl, CVX-Nl, PiVX-Nl, RCNaV-Nl, SchVX-Nl, and ZyVX-Nl showed the greatest nucleotide sequence homology to CMMoVKr (99.8% identity, GenBank accession NC_011803), CVX-Jeju (77.5% identity, GenBank accession LC12841), PiVX-P37 (98.4% identity, GenBank accession NC_024458), RCNaV (99.4% identity, GenBank accession NC_016442), SchVX-K11 (95.7% identity, GenBank accession NC_011659), and ZyVX-B1 (97.9% identity, GenBank accession NC_006059), respectively. This study is the first report of co-infection with six virus species in N. leninghausii f. cristatus in South Korea.
Keywords : Notocactus leninghausii f. cristatus, potexvirus, tobamovirus

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