Role of recombination in the evolution of natural populations of Cucumber mosaic virus, a tripartite RNA plant virus.

The role of recombination in the evolution of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) was analyzed in a collection of Spanish isolates from 1989 to 2002. Isolates were characterized by ribonuclease protection assay using six RNA probes, two for each of the three genomic RNAs, which allowed the identification of the analyzed regions as belonging to CMV isolates in… (More)