Molecular characterization of artemisia virus A, a new sobemovirus isolated from Artemisia annua

@article{Ramel2012MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of artemisia virus A, a new sobemovirus isolated from Artemisia annua},
  author={Maria-Elena Ramel and Paul Gugerli and S Besse and Xavier Simonnet and Carole Balmelli},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2012},
  volume={158},
  pages={463-466}
}
A distinct sobemovirus was isolated from diseased Artemisia annua plants grown in experimental culture plots in Switzerland. Electron microscopy performed on extracts of leaf and root samples of a diseased A. annua plant revealed icosahedral-30 nm viral particles. The complete nucleotide sequence of the viral genome was determined. The single positive-strand RNA of 4138 nt encodes four open reading frames with an organization similar to that described for sobemoviruses. Phylogenetic analysis… CONTINUE READING