Archives of Virology

, Volume 163, Issue 11, pp 3191–3194 | Cite as

Complete genome sequence of a novel virus, classifiable within the Potyviridae family, which infects passion fruit (Passiflora edulis)

  • Sara Jover-Gil
  • Avital Beeri
  • Patricia Fresnillo
  • Alon Samach
  • Héctor CandelaEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


We report the complete nucleotide sequence of a new member of the Potyviridae family isolated from passion fruit plants grown in Israel, called Passiflora edulis symptomless virus (PeSV). The PeSV genome is 9,928 nucleotides long and encodes a 3,173 amino acids polyprotein that is predicted to be proteolytically cleaved into 10 mature peptides. Our phylogenetic analysis shows that PeSV represents a new species, and is most closely related to rose yellow mosaic virus (RoYMV). According to currently accepted criteria for genus demarcation, both viruses should be assigned as representative isolates of new species in the recently approved genus, Roymovirus, in the Potyviridae family.



This study was partly funded by Grant number 837-0147-14 from the Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel, to A. S.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Supplementary material

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Supplemental Figure 1. Matrix of nucleotide sequence identity values for selected members of the Potyviridae family. (PDF 95 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de BioingenieríaUniversidad Miguel HernándezElcheSpain
  2. 2.The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and EnvironmentThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

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