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Evidence is presented that a tenuivirus recovered from the grass Urochloa plantaginea is probably a novel tenuivirus species, to be called Urochloa hoja blanca virus (UHBV). It is related to both Echinochloa hoja blanca virus (EHBV) and Rice hoja blanca virus (RHBV), and these three form a group distinct from Maize stripe virus (MStV) and Rice stripe virus(More)
The sequence is presented of RNA-5 of Echinochloa hoja blanca tenuivirus, a second tenuivirus associated with rice cultivation in Latin America (after rice hoja blanca virus). The RNA is 1334 nucleotides long and contains in the complementary sense RNA a single long open reading frame. The deduced amino acid sequence of this open reading frame shows that it(More)
The sequences of RNA-3 and RNA-4 of rice hoja blanca tenuivirus isolates from Colombia and from Costa Rica were determined and analyzed. These isolates were 98.9% and 98.6% identical in the coding and non-coding regions of RNA-3, and 96.9 and 91.5% identical in the coding and non-coding regions of RNA-4, and are therefore strains of the same virus. There is(More)
Determination of the transcription level of cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) is essential for understanding its role in organisms and revealing mechanism of susceptibility and resistance to scrapie. However, the expression of prion protein (PrP) mRNA in sheep has not been quantified in great detail in digestive tract which is important during scrapie spread(More)
Streptomyces scabies is a gram-positive soil bacterium recognized as the main causal agent of common scab. Pathogenicity in Streptomyces spp. depends on their capacity to synthesize phytotoxins called thaxtomins. Genes involved in biosynthesis of these secondary metabolites are known to be induced by cellobiose, a plant disaccharide. However, growth of S.(More)
Analysis of the sequence of the 2336 nucleotide RNA-3 of Echinochloa hoja blanca tenuivirus shows that it is closely related to RNA-3 of rice hoja blanca tenuivirus, the principal virus disease of rice in Latin America. This is especially true for the coding regions, where the viruses are almost 90% similar. However, the non-coding regions of RNA-3 of these(More)
The sequence of rice hoja blanca tenuivirus RNA-2 is analysed and compared to its counter-part in rice stripe tenuivirus. The RNA encodes two proteins, in an ambisense arrangement. The 94 kD pc2, located in the complementary sense RNA, has several features typical of viral membrane (glyco)proteins, and also has regions of local homology to the glycoproteins(More)
A suicidal DNA vaccine based on a Semliki Forest virus (SFV) replicon was evaluated for the development of a vaccine against rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV). The VP60 gene of RHDV was cloned and inserted into pSCA1, an SFV DNA-based replicon vector. The resultant plasmid, pSCA/VP60, was transfected into BHK-21 cells, and the antigenicity of the(More)
In the last decade, numerous microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified in diverse virus families, particularly in herpesviruses. Gallid alphaherpesvirus 2 (GaHV2) is a representative oncogenic alphaherpesvirus that induces rapid-onset T-cell lymphomas in its natural hosts, namely Marek's disease (MD). In the GaHV2 genome there are 26 mature miRNAs derived(More)
Cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) is ubiquitously expressed in the cytomembrane of a considerable number of eukaryotic cells. Although several studies have investigated the functions of PrP(C) in cell proliferation, cell apoptosis, and tumorigenesis of mammals, the correlated functions of chicken PrP(C) (chPrP(C)) remain unknown. In this study, stable(More)