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Defective interfering (DI) RNAs are often associated with transmission-defective isolates of wound tumor virus (WTV), a plant virus member of the Reoviridae. We report here the cloning and characterization of WTV genome segment S5 [2613 base pairs (bp)] and three related DI RNAs (587-776 bp). Each DI RNA was generated by a simple internal deletion event(More)
Sequence analysis of the genomic segments which encode the five wound tumor virus nonstructural polypeptides has been completed. The complete nucleotide sequence of segments S4 (2565 bp), S6 (1700 bp), S9 (1182 bp), and S10 (1172 bp) are presented in this report while the sequence of segment S12 (851 bp) has been described previously (T. Asamizu, D.(More)
Terminal homopolymer sequences introduced during the synthesis and cloning of cDNA molecules often interfere with subsequent expression of the cloned cDNA. We describe a general method for the removal of homopolymer flanking sequences from cDNA inserts and subsequent tailoring of the resulting termini. The cDNA insert containing homopolymer tails is first(More)
A gel retardation assay was used to demonstrate binding of wound tumor virus transcripts by a protein component of leafhopper vector cell extracts. Comparative binding studies employing terminally modified and internally deleted transcripts established that the segment-specific inverted repeats present in the terminal domains of the viral transcripts were(More)
Presumptive full-length cDNA clones of 9 of the 12 wound tumor virus double-stranded RNA genome segments were tailored for efficient in vitro expression by a recently described strategy [Z. Xu, J.V. Anzola, and D.L. Nuss (1987) DNA6, 505-513]. In vitro synthesized polypeptides specified by synthetic transcripts corresponding to the tailored cDNAs comigrated(More)
The double-stranded RNA genome of the tumor-inducing plant pathogen, wound tumor virus, was converted to double-stranded DNA and cloned into plasmid pBR322. Multiple apparent full-length copies of 9 of the 12 wound tumor virus genome segments were identified. The entire sequence of cloned genome segment S12, the smallest of the genome segments, was(More)
We recently reported the presence of segment-specific inverted repeats within the terminal regions of wound tumor virus genomic segments (J. V. Anzol, Z. Xu, T. Asamizu, and D. L. Nuss, 1987, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 84, 8301-8305). This report describes a series of experiments designed to investigate potential intramolecular interactions involving the(More)
A new strain of wound tumor virus (WTV) has been isolated from a periwinkle plant (Catharanthus roseus) that was among several used as bait plants in a blueberry field. The 12 segments of double-stranded RNA of the viral genome were isolated directly from infected tissue and found to have mobilities through agarose gels that were identical to those of the(More)
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