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The complete nucleotide sequence and genome organization of Fig cryptic virus, a novel bipartite dsRNA virus infecting fig, widely distributed in the Mediterranean basin
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Two double-stranded RNA segments of a virus with a bipartite genome identified in fig and denoted Fig cryptic virus were cloned and sequenced and clusters in a clade comprising BCV-3 and a number of tentative species of the genus Alphacryptovirus.
Multilocus sequence typing of Xylella fastidiosa isolated from olive affected by “olive quick decline syndrome” in Italy
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Results indicate molecular divergence of this olive bacterium with all other strains yet reported and confirm the genetic variance of Xf from olive by generating a novel sequence type profile (ST53).
Characterization of Citrus tristeza virus isolates recovered in Syria and Apulia (southern Italy) using different molecular tools.
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The results show that the CTV populations spreading in Apulia and Syria are associated with different genotypes, indicating different potential impacts on the citrus trees in the field.
Occurrence of Deformed wing virus, Chronic bee paralysis virus and mtDNA variants in haplotype K of Varroa destructor mites in Syrian apiaries
A small-scale survey was conducted on 64 beehives located in four governorates of Syria in order to assess for the first time the presence of honeybee-infecting viruses and of Varroa destructor mites
VIRUSES AND HOP STUNT VIROID OF FIG TREES IN SYRIA
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In a phylogenetic tree, the nucleotide sequences of most Syrian HSVd-fig isolates grouped with those reported in Lebanon from the same host and from mulberry, forming a distinct clade (M-group).
Occurrence, distribution, characterization of Citrus tristeza virus and its vectors in Syria.
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Syrian citrus growing areas were surveyed to assess the distribution of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) and its vectors and hybridization of PCR amplicons from the coat protein gene with a set of strain-specific probes revealed a complex strain mixture.
Occurrence of Hop stunt viroid in mulberry (Morus alba) in Lebanon and Italy.
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Nucleotide alignments showed that sequences of the mulberry HSVd isolates shared 95–96% identity with those of the same viroid occurring elsewhere, regardless of their geographical origin, in a phylogenetic tree.
Pittosporum cryptic virus 1: genome sequence completion using next-generation sequencing
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Phylogenetic and sequence analyses confirmed that PiCV1 is a new member of the genus Deltapartitivirus, family Partiviridae, and the complete genome sequence of eggplant mottled dwarf virus was permitted.
FIRST IDENTIFICATION OF CITRUS EXOCORTIS VIROID (CEVd) AND CITRUS DWARF VIROID (CVd-III) IN CITRUS ORCHARDS IN SYRIA
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Biological indexing evidenced mild epinasty, leaf curling and typical stunting symptoms, confirming the presence of viroids, the first molecular identification of CEVd and CVd-III in citrus trees in Syria.
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