Location: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality ResearchTitle: First report of Cocksfoot mottle virus infecting wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Ohio
|HODGE, BRIAN - The Ohio State University|
|PAUL, PIERCE - The Ohio State University|
Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/8/2017
Publication Date: 12/7/2017
Citation: Hodge, B.A., Paul, P.A., Stewart, L.R. 2017. First report of Cocksfoot mottle virus infecting wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Ohio. Plant Disease. 102(2):464.
Interpretive Summary: Cocksfoot mottle virus (CfMV) is a virus known to infect orchardgrass that has been detected in Europe, New Zealand, Japan, and Oregon. We identified this virus for the first time in Ohio wheat. CfMV had not previously been reported to naturally infect wheat or to be in the United States, so our results indicate potential impact on wheat and more widespread distribution of the virus than previously described.
Technical Abstract: Cocksfoot mottle virus (CfMV) was discovered in Ohio wheat during a 2016 field survey utilizing RNA-Seq to identify virus-like sequences. Virus sequences were confirmed by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Sanger sequencing, and CfMV was transmitted to orchardgrass and passaged to wheat to isolate virus. This is the first report of CfMV in Ohio, and the first report of CfMV naturally infecting wheat.