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Fitopatologia Brasileira

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ALMEIDA, Álvaro M. R. et al. Biological and molecular characterization of an isolate of Tobacco streak virus obtained from soybeans in Brazil. Fitopatol. bras. [online]. 2005, vol.30, n.4, pp.366-373. ISSN 0100-4158.

A virus was isolated from soybean (Glycine max) plants with symptoms of dwarfing and bud blight in Wenceslau Braz County, Paraná, Brazil. The host range and properties resembled those of Tobacco streak virus (TSV). The purified virus showed three peaks in a frozen sucrose gradient. Antiserum was produced and the virus was serologically related to TSV. Electron microscopy detected 28 nm spherical particles. Coat protein (CP) had a Mr of 29.880 Da. A fragment of 1028 nt was amplified, cloned and sequenced. One open reading frame with 717 nt was identified and associated to the CP. The CP gene shared 83% identity with the sequence of TSV CP from white clover (Trifolium repens) (GenBank CAA25133). This is the first report of the biological and molecular characterization of TSV isolated from soybeans. It is proposed that this isolate be considered a strain of TSV named TSV-BR.

Keywords : nucleotide sequence; Elisa; host range.

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