Molecular characterization of a new whitefly-transmissible bipartite geminivirus infecting tomato in Panama.

@article{Engel1998MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of a new whitefly-transmissible bipartite geminivirus infecting tomato in Panama.},
  author={Michael Engel and Olga Fern{\'a}ndez and Holger Jeske and Thomas Frischmuth},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 ( Pt 10)},
  pages={2313-7}
}
The nucleotide sequence of infectious clones of a tomato-infecting geminivirus from Panama [named tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV-Pan) because of symptoms produced in infected tomato (plant stunting and mild leaf curling)] was determined. ToLCV-Pan has a bipartite genome (DNAs A and B) and computer analysis showed that the genome resembles that of other bipartite, whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses. DNA A (2584 nt) and B (2542 nt) have little sequence homology other than within the common region… CONTINUE READING