Watermelon bud necrosis tospovirus is a distinct virus species belonging to serogroup IV


The nucleocapsid protein gene of a tospovirus infecting watermelon in India was cloned and sequenced. Sequence analyses showed that the gene was most closely related to those of watermelon silver mottle tospovirus (WSMV) from Taiwan and peanut bud necrosis tospovirus (PBNV) from India, the two definitive species of serogroup IV. Amino acid sequence… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s007050050405


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