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Pea (Pisum sativum L.) has a genome of about 4 Gb that appears to share conserved synteny with model legumes having genomes of 0.2-0.4 Gb despite extensive intergenic expansion. Pea plant inventory (PI) accession 269818 has been used to introgress genetic diversity into the cultivated germplasm pool. The aim here was to develop pea bacterial artificial(More)
Rose rosette was first described in the early 1940s and it has emerged as one of the most devastating diseases of roses. Although it has been 70 years since the disease description, the rosette agent is yet to be characterized. In this communication, we identify and characterize the putative causal agent of the disease, a negative-sense RNA virus and new(More)
Childhood cancer survivors are at risk for development of subsequent neoplasms of the CNS. Better understanding of the rates, risk factors, and outcomes of subsequent neoplasms of the CNS among survivors of childhood cancer could lead to more informed screening guidelines. Two investigators independently did a systematic search of Medline and Embase (from(More)
The mechanism of Pisum sativum pathotype-specific resistance to pea seed-borne mosaic potyvirus (PSbMV) was investigated and the coding region determinant of PSbMV virulence was defined. Homozygous recessive sbm-1 peas are unable to support replication of PSbMV pathotype 1 (P-1), whereas biochemically and serologically related pathotype 4 (P-4) is fully(More)
The population structure of blueberry mosaic associated virus (BlMaV), a putative member of the family Ophioviridae, was examined using 61 isolates collected from North America and Slovenia. The studied isolates displayed low diversity in the movement and nucleocapsid proteins and low ratios of non-synonymous to synonymous nucleotide substitutions,(More)
Two pea seedborne mosaic potyvirus (PSbMV) isolates, P-1 DPD1 (P-1), which is highly seed-transmitted, and P-4 NY (P-4), which is rarely seed-transmitted, and chimeras between P-1 and P-4 were analysed to map the viral genetic determinants of seed transmission. Infectivity of chimeric viruses was evaluated by inoculating Pisum sativum with RNA transcribed(More)
A system for the expression and purification of histidine-tagged proteins from plants has been developed using a tobacco etch potyvirus (TEV)-derived gene vectors. The vectors offered a convenient polylinker and a choice of histidine tagging at the recombinant proteins' N or C termini. These vectors were utilized for expression of proteins encoded by beet(More)
Molecular characterization of eight distinct, difficult-to-clone RNA plant viruses was accomplished after the development of a reverse transcriptase-based first- and second-strand cDNA synthesis method. Double-stranded (ds) RNA templates isolated from strawberry and blackberry and several herbaceous hosts (mint, pea and tobacco) were cloned using this(More)
A new virus isolated from red raspberry plants and detected in the main production areas in northern Washington State, USA and British Columbia, Canada was fully sequenced and found to be a novel member of the family Reoviridae. The virus was designated as Raspberry latent virus (RpLV) based on the fact that it is symptomless when present in single(More)
Two isolates of pea seed-borne mosaic potyvirus, DPD1 and NY, were identified as pathotypes P-1 and P-4, respectively, by their infectivity on Pisum sativum L. lines homozygous for the recessive resistance genes sbm-1 and sbm-4. The two isolates differed in several biological characteristics. DPD1 induced transient vein clearing, downward rolling of(More)