Marie E. C. Rey

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The family Geminiviridae comprises a group of plant-infecting circular ssDNA viruses that severely constrain agricultural production throughout the temperate regions of the world, and are a particularly serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. While geminiviruses exhibit considerable diversity in terms of their nucleotide sequences, genome(More)
Infection of plant cells by viral pathogens triggers RNA silencing, an innate antiviral defense mechanism. In response to infection, small RNAs (sRNAs) are produced that associate with Argonaute (AGO)-containing silencing complexes which act to inactivate viral genomes by posttranscriptional gene silencing (PTGS). Deep sequencing was used to compare(More)
The genetic variability of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) species, the vectors of cassava mosaic begomoviruses (CMBs) in cassava growing areas of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, was investigated through comparison of partial sequences of the mitochondria cytochrome oxidase I (mtCOI) DNA in 2010/11. Two distinct species were obtained including sub-Saharan Africa 1(More)
The complete genome sequences of two monopartite begomovirus isolates (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae) that occurred either alone or in mixed infection in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) plants collected in Waterpoort, South Africa, are presented. One of the isolates corresponds to sweet potato mosaic-associated virus (SPMaV; SPMaV-[ZA:WP:2011]),(More)
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