Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/8/2017
Publication Date: 8/3/2017
Citation: Willie, K.J., Stewart, L.R. 2017. Complete genome sequence of a new maize-associated cytorhabdovirus. Genome Announcements. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00591-17.
Interpretive Summary: RNA sequencing technologies were used to identify plant virus sequences in corn. In samples from Lima, Peru, the complete genome sequence of a new corn virus was identified using RNA sequencing and subsequent validation experiments. The identified virus sequence is unique but most similar to known corn- and barley-infecting cytorhabdoviruses. The complete genome sequence is reported. This virus has not been reported elsewhere in the world to date, and it is unknown whether any disease is associated with the virus in corn.
Technical Abstract: A new 11,877 nt cytorhabdovirus sequence with 6 open reading frames has been identified in a maize sample. It shares 50 and 51% genome-wide nucleotide sequence identity with northern cereal mosaic cytorhabdovirus (NCMV) and barley yellow striate mosaic cytorhabdovirus (BYSMV), respectively.