|ZHENG, YI - Boyce Thompson Institute|
|FEI, ZHANGJUN - Boyce Thompson Institute|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/4/2015
Publication Date: 12/31/2015
Citation: Padmanabhan, C., Zheng, Y., Li, R., Fei, Z., Ling, K. 2015. Complete genome sequence of Southern tomato virus naturally infecting tomatoes in Bangladesh using small RNA deep sequencing. Genome Announcements. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01522-15 3(6): e01522-15.
Interpretive Summary: Asia is a major hybrid tomato seed producing region. Seed-borne viral diseases are a major concern to the tomato industry and seed companies. To investigate potential seed-borne viruses in seed producing fields, small RNA deep sequencing technology was used, and Southern tomato virus (STV) was identified along with several other viruses in a mixed infection on tomatoes in Bangladesh. STV was first reported in North America and now appears to be widespread in Europe. However, STV is an emerging virus in Asia, only recently being identified in China. Such geographic expansion of STV has caused concerns and demanded for more research among tomato seed and vegetable producers.
Technical Abstract: The complete genome sequence of a Southern tomato virus (STV) isolate on tomato plants in a seed production field in Bangladesh was obtained for the first time using next generation sequencing. The identified isolate STV_BD-13 shares high degree of sequence identity (99%) with several known STV isolates worldwide.