Archives of Virology

, Volume 164, Issue 1, pp 309–311 | Cite as

Full genome sequence of a novel iflavirus from the leafhopper Psammotettix alienus

  • Hui Wang
  • Yan Liu
  • Wenwen Liu
  • Mengji Cao
  • Xifeng WangEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


A novel iflavirus was discovered in Psammotettix alienus by RNA sequencing. The virus genome has 10,826 nucleotides (nt) excluding the poly A tail, encodes a 3187-amino-acid polyprotein, and is tentatively named “Psammotettix alienus iflavirus 1” (PaIV1). PaIV1 has a similar genomic structure, conserved motifs, and a close phylogenetic relationship to members of the genus Iflavirus, but it shows only 41.9-55.2% sequence identity in the full genome and 16.2-49% in the deduced polyprotein. Thus, we suggest that it is a new member of the genus Iflavirus, family Iflaviridae.



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1704234) and the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0201700).

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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No experimental work with humans was done in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect PestsInstitute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.National Citrus Engineering Research Center, Citrus Research InstituteSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina

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