|MARSHALL, S - Washington State University|
|ADEGBOLA, R - Washington State University|
|NAIDU, R - Washington State University|
Submitted to: Journal of Virological Methods
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/29/2016
Publication Date: 1/9/2017
Citation: Marshall, S.H., Adegbola, R.O., Adkins, S.T., Naidu, R.A. 2017. An efficient and high fidelity method for amplification, cloning and sequencing of complete tospovirus genomic RNA segments. Journal of Virological Methods. 242:22-26.
Interpretive Summary: Methods were optimized for amplification of the complete M- and S-RNA segments of Tomato spotted wilt virus and Impatiens necrotic spot virus as a single fragment. This strategy ensures that all sequence determined is from a single viral RNA molecule.
Technical Abstract: Amplification and sequencing of the complete M- and S-RNA segments of Tomato spotted wilt virus and Impatiens necrotic spot virus as a single fragment is useful for whole genome sequencing of tospoviruses co-infecting a single host plant. It avoids issues associated with overlapping amplicon-based approaches and will find application for investigation of epidemiology and evolution of tospoviruses in mixed infections within natural hosts.