Submitted to: American Society for Virology Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2011
Publication Date: 7/1/2011
Citation: Webster, C.G., Reitz, S.R., Perry, K.L., Adkins, S.T. 2011. A natural M RNA reassortant arising from two distinct tospovirus species. American Society for Virology Meeting. 95:881. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The complete nucleotide sequence of a tospovirus isolate from south Florida tomatoes was determined. Phylogenetic reconstructions of each genomic RNA segment showed that this isolate was produced by reassortment of segments from two distinct tospovirus species. The S and L segments are most closely related to Groundnut ringspot virus, while the M segment is most closely related to Tomato chlorotic spot virus. This is the first time that reassortment has been identified between two species in the genus Tospovirus.