Zdeno W. Šubr

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Natural recombinant Plum pox virus (PPV) isolates were detected in Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. Despite different geographical origins and dates of isolation, all the recombinant isolates were closely related at the molecular level and shared the same recombination breakpoint as well as a typical signature in their(More)
The isolate BOR-3, collected in Slovakia in 1996, was recently identified as a natural recombinant between an M and D type of Plum pox virus (PPV). Biological assays demonstrated its capacity to be aphid- and graft-transmitted to various Prunus spp. hosts. A study was carried out to determine the further presence of PPV recombinants in two epidemiologically(More)
Closely related natural Plum pox virus (PPV) isolates derived from homologous RNA recombination between PPV-D and PPV-M have been recently identified and shown naturally spread in several European countries. As their serological properties were identical with those of conventional PPV-M isolates, they could be detected only by combined analysis of at least(More)
Plum pox virus (PPV) infects stone-fruit trees with important economical impact mainly in Europe and Mediterranean region. The data about PPV intra-species variability accumulated markedly in the last two decades. Six PPV strains have been recognized using different approaches including serology, protein analysis, specific amplification, and genome(More)
 A 1633 nucleotides long 3′-terminal sequence of genome of the Beet mosaic virus (BtMV) Ren1 isolate from Slovakia, spanning a part of the NIb gene, complete capsid protein (CP) gene and a 3′non-coding region was determined. Computer-assisted translation resulted in a polypeptide encompassing typical conserved potyviral amino acid (aa) motifs. Homology(More)
Slovak plum pox virus (PPV) isolates BOR-3 and KR-4 behaved atypically in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS-PAGE) of their capsid proteins (CPs). Whereas other tested PPV isolates could be sorted by SDS-PAGE into groups corresponding to the M or D strains, as controlled by restriction fragment length(More)
Plum pox virus (PPV) is the causal agent of sharka, the most detrimental virus disease of stone fruit trees worldwide. PPV isolates have been assigned into seven distinct strains, of which PPV-C regroups the genetically distinct isolates detected in several European countries on cherry hosts. Here, three complete and several partial genomic sequences of PPV(More)
In the last two decades, preparation of infectious RNA or DNA clones of plant viruses has transformed to a standard laboratory technique, providing an excellent tool for the research of viral gene functions and virus-host interactions. A full-length clone can be transformed in vitro to a viral vector expressing foreign poly/oligopeptides in soluble form or(More)
A double-band SDS-PAGE profile was found reproducible for capsid protein (CP) of Plum pox virus (PPV) isolates belonging to the strain PPV-Rec. The double-band was also present in the virus population multiplied in various plants. A single-lesion passage in a hypersensitive host Chenopodium foetidum showed that its presence was not a result of a mixed(More)