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Research Project: Mitigating High Consequence Domestic, Exotic, and Emerging Diseases of Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: Characterization of two biologically distinct variants of Tomato spotted wilt virus

Author
item Adegbola, Raphael - Washington State University
item Jarugula, Sridhar - Washington State University
item Marshall, Spencer - Washington State University
item Adkins, Scott
item Naidu, Rayapati - Washington State University

Submitted to: International Congress of Plant Pathology Abstracts and Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/8/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) causes significant economic losses to a wide range of crops. In this study, one TSWV isolate from basil and a second isolate from tomato were established in a common plant host. Viral proteins were monitored over time, host ranges were compared, and genome sequences were analyzed to shed light on the differences in the two TSWV isolates.

Technical Abstract: Significant economic losses result on a wide range of crops due to infection with Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). In this study, two TSWV isolates, one from basil and a second from tomato, were established in a common plant host. Viral proteins were monitored over time, plant host ranges were compared, and genome sequences were analyzed to shed light on the differences in the two TSWV isolates. Specific amino acids were identified that resulted in the observed phenotypic differences between the isolates.