Mint virus X: a novel potexvirus associated with symptoms in ‘Variegata’ mint

  title={Mint virus X: a novel potexvirus associated with symptoms in ‘Variegata’ mint},
  author={Ioannis E. Tzanetakis and Joseph D. Postman and R. R. Martin},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
Summary.Mentha × gracilis ‘Variegata’, an ornamental mint clone first described about 200 years ago, exhibits virus-like vein banding symptoms. Double-stranded RNA and virion isolations revealed the presence of three viruses in a ‘Variegata’ plant. Cloning and sequencing disclosed that one of the viruses was a previously unidentified species with similarities to members of the Flexiviridae family, designated as Mint virus X (MVX). The complete nucleotide sequence of the virus was determined… 

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