Complete nucleotide sequence of a putative new cytorhabdovirus infecting lettuce


The full-length nucleotide sequence of the genomic RNA of a new cytorhabdovirus infecting lettuce was determined. Six open reading frames were found in the antigenomic sequence of the 12,926-nt negative-sense viral RNA genome. The genomic organisation was similar to that of lettuce necrotic yellows virus (LNYV), the type member of the genus Cytorhabdovirus: 3′-N-P-3-M-G-L-5′, where N is the capsid protein gene, P the putative phosphoprotein gene, 3 a gene coding for a putative protein of unknown function, M the putative matrix protein gene, G the glycoprotein gene, and L the putative polymerase gene. Amino acid sequence comparison with the corresponding sequences of other rhabdoviruses revealed the closest relationship to LNYV, with identities ranging from 41% for the matrix proteins and 65% for the L polymerase proteins. These results indicate that this virus may be a member of a new cytorhabdovirus species, for which the name Lettuce yellow mottle virus (LYMoV) is proposed.

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-007-1071-5

5 Figures and Tables

Citations per Year

1,084 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 1,084 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Heim2007CompleteNS, title={Complete nucleotide sequence of a putative new cytorhabdovirus infecting lettuce}, author={Fritz Heim and Herv{\'e} Lot and Brigitte Del{\'e}colle and Alexandra Bassler and Gabi Krczal and Thierry Wetzel}, journal={Archives of Virology}, year={2007}, volume={153}, pages={81-92} }