Complete genome sequence of a novel mitovirus from the wheat stripe rust fungus Puccinia striiformis

  • Li Zheng
  • Jing Zhao
  • Xiaofei Liang
  • Hua Zhuang
  • Tuo Qi
  • Zhensheng KangEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


The complete genome of a novel mycovirus, Puccinia striiformis mitovirus 1 (PsMV1), derived from the wheat stripe rust fungus Puccinia striiformis strain SCSN-10, was sequenced and analyzed. The full-length cDNA sequence is 2496 bp in length with a predicted AU content of 57.65% in the genomic RNA. Sequence analysis indicated that a single large open reading frame (ORF) is present on the positive strand when the fungal mitochondrial genetic code is used. The single ORF encodes a putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of 743 amino acids with a molecular mass of 84.9 kDa that shares the closest similarity with the corresponding proteins of Cronartium ribicola mitovirus 5 and Helicobasidium mompa mitovirus 1-18 (34% and 35% aa sequence identity, respectively). Phylogenetic analysis further indicated that PsMV1 is a new member of the genus Mitovirus within the family Narnaviridae. This is the first report of the full-length nucleotide sequence of a novel mitovirus, PsMV1, from the causal agent of wheat stripe rust.



This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31701732).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jing Zhao
    • 1
  • Xiaofei Liang
    • 1
  • Hua Zhuang
    • 1
  • Tuo Qi
    • 1
  • Zhensheng Kang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas and College of Plant ProtectionNorthwest A&F UniversityYanglingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Forestry, Hainan University, Key Laboratory of Green Prevention and Control of Tropical Plant Diseases and PestsMinistry of EducationHaikouPeople’s Republic of China

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