Distinct evolutionary histories of the DNA-A and DNA-B components of bipartite begomoviruses

@inproceedings{Briddon2009DistinctEH,
  title={Distinct evolutionary histories of the DNA-A and DNA-B components of bipartite begomoviruses},
  author={Rob W Briddon and Basavaprabhu L Patil and Basavaraj Bagewadi and Muhammad Shah Nawaz-ul-Rehman and Claude M. Fauquet},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2009}
}
Viruses of the genus Begomovirus (family Geminiviridae) have genomes consisting of either one or two genomic components. The component of bipartite begomoviruses known as DNA-A is homologous to the genomes of all geminiviruses and encodes proteins required for replication, control of gene expression, overcoming host defenses, encapsidation and insect transmission. The second component, referred to as DNA-B, encodes two proteins with functions in intra- and intercellular movement in host plants… CONTINUE READING