Dichorhavirus: A proposed new genus for Brevipalpus mite-transmitted, nuclear, bacilliform, bipartite, negative-strand RNA plant viruses

Ralf G. Dietzgen, Jens H. Kuhn, Anna N. Clawson, Juliana Freitas-Astúa, Michael M. Goodin, Elliott W. Kitajima, Hideki Kondo, Thierry Wetzel, Anna E. Whitfield

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    Abstract

    Orchid fleck virus (OFV) is an unassigned negative-sense, single-stranded (-)ssRNA plant virus that was previously suggested to be included in the family Rhabdoviridae, order Mononegavirales. Although OFV shares some biological characteristics, including nuclear cytopathological effects, gene order, and sequence similarities, with nucleorhabdoviruses, its taxonomic status is unclear because unlike all mononegaviruses, OFV has a segmented genome and its particles are not enveloped. This article analyses the available biological, physico-chemical, and nucleotide sequence evidence that seems to indicate that OFV and several other Brevipalpus mite-transmitted short bacilliform (-)ssRNA viruses are likely related and may be classified taxonomically in novel species in a new free-floating genus Dichorhavirus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)607-619
    Number of pages13
    JournalArchives of Virology
    Volume159
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Virology

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