Sequence and genome organization of papaya meleira virus infecting papaya in Brazil

@article{Abreu2015SequenceAG,
  title={Sequence and genome organization of papaya meleira virus infecting papaya in Brazil},
  author={Emanuel F. M. Abreu and Cleidiane B. Daltro and Elsa O. P. L. Nogueira and Eduardo Dias de Andrade and Francisco J L Arag{\~a}o},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2015},
  volume={160},
  pages={3143-3147}
}
Papaya sticky disease (‘meleira’) was first observed in Brazil at the beginning of the 1980s. The disease is characterized by intense latex exudation from the fruit surface that becomes dark as it oxidizes, which makes it difficult to sell. The causal agent, which has been called papaya meleira virus (PMeV), has been identified as an isometric virus particle, approximately 50 nm in diameter, with a double-stranded RNA genome. Here, we report the first complete sequence and organization of the 8… CONTINUE READING

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