The nucleotide sequence of infectious clones of a geminivirus from Costa Rica that infects Sida rhombifolia was determined. Sida golden mosaic virus (SiGMV-Co) has a bipartite genome (DNAs A and B). Computer analysis showed that the bipartite genome of SiGMV-Co resembles that of other whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses. The DNA A (2605 nt) and DNA B (2587 nt) components have little sequence homology other than within the common region (CR). Analysis of DNAs A and B showed that SiGMV-Co is closely related to bean dwarf mosaic virus (BDMV). SiGMV-Co was introduced via agroinoculation into seven plant species, including tomato and bean.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error