Skip to main content
ARS Home » Northeast Area » Beltsville, Maryland (BARC) » Beltsville Agricultural Research Center » National Germplasm Resources Laboratory » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #353461

Research Project: Characterizing and Detecting Pathogens to Ensure Safe Exchange of Plant Germplasm

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Title: Genomic characterization of sugarcane mild mosaic virus

Author
item Filloux, Denis - Cirad-la Recherche Agronomique Pour Le Developpe
item Fernandez, Emmanuel - Cirad-la Recherche Agronomique Pour Le Developpe
item Mollov, Dimitre
item Julian, Sharlotte - Cirad-la Recherche Agronomique Pour Le Developpe
item Roumagnac, Philippe - Cirad-la Recherche Agronomique Pour Le Developpe
item Daugrois, Jean-heinrich - Cirad-la Recherche Agronomique Pour Le Developpe

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Sugarcane mild mosaic virus (SCMMV) that was first discovered by Lockhart et al. (1992) was provisionally assigned to the genus Ampelovirus, family Closteroviridae (Martelli et al 2002). Since the initial characterization of SCMMV using enzyme immunosorbent assay and immunosorbent electron microscopy, no new information about SCMMV has been obtained. Recently, without a priori metagenomics-based approaches, including virion-associated nucleic acid (VANA) and siRNAs sequencing were used for the viral screening of sugarcane varieties from sugarcane quarantine and germplasm collections. The combination of both metagenomics approaches yielded 918 contigs sharing homologies with large parts of the genome of representative members of the Ampelovirus genus and potentially covering 80.6% of typical full-length ampelovirus genome. In addition, RNASeq or whole transcriptome shotgun sequencing approach based on total RNA extracted from an ampelovirus infected sugarcane variety yielded a 12,408nt long scaffold of SCMMV. Resequencing PCR, including a gene walking approach and RACE PCRs yielded the full length genome sequence of SCMMV with a size of 13144nt. The most closely related ampelovirus to the novel ampelovirus is Plum bark necrosis stem pitting-associated virus with only 43.4% identity, suggesting, as expected, that the agent identified is a novel ampelovirus. HTS (high-throughput sequencing) data were used to design specific detection primers located within the HPS70 gene for diagnosis. Using these primers, 16 % of sugarcane varieties from the Cirad sugarcane quarantine program tested positive for SCMMV providing a first vision of the geographic distribution (Argentina, Barbados, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Philippines, Réunion, Senegal, USA), prevalence, and diversity of this virus. Phylogenetic analysis of the HPS70 gene sequence grouped these isolates into four genetic groups. Immunocapture PCR using SCMMV antibodies developed by B.E.L. Lockhart detected the three of the four groups, confirming that SCMMV and the newly identified ampelovirus are the same entity.