Molecular characterization of a novel mycovirus in the cultivated mushroom, Lentinula edodes

@inproceedings{Magae2011MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of a novel mycovirus in the cultivated mushroom, Lentinula edodes},
  author={Yumi Magae},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2011}
}
In the 1970s, mycoviruses were identified that infected the edible mushroom Lentinula edodes (shiitake), but they were not regarded as causal agents for mushroom diseases. None of their genes has been sequenced. In this study, the dsRNA genome of a mycovirus recently found in a shiitake commercial strain was sequenced and its molecular structure was characterized. A cDNA library was constructed from a dsRNA purified from the fruiting body of L. edodes. The virus was tentatively named L. edodes… CONTINUE READING

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The genome encoded two open reading frames ( ORFs ) .
The genome encoded two open reading frames ( ORFs ) .
In the 1970s , mycoviruses were identified that infected the edible mushroom Lentinula edodes ( shiitake ) , but they were not regarded as causal agents for mushroom diseases .
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