Wan-Ying Hou

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A viroid-like RNA was detected from coleus (Coleus blumei) in China. It consisted of 274 nucleotides and had 66% sequence identity with a member of the closest known viroid species. The predicted secondary structure is rod-shaped with extensive base pairing, and it has the conserved region characteristic of the genus Coleviroid. Two terminal sequences that(More)
Coleus blumei can be infected by several viroids of the genus Coleviroid. One year after detecting a mixed infection of coleus blumei viroid 1 (CbVd-1) and 5 (CbVd-5) in coleus seedlings inoculated with these two viroids, we found an additional viroid-like RNA. Sequence analysis revealed a viroid of 342 nucleotides that contains the central conserved region(More)
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