Archives of Virology

, Volume 164, Issue 4, pp 1221–1223 | Cite as

Complete genome sequence of maize sterile stunt virus

  • Ralf G. DietzgenEmail author
  • Colleen M. Higgins
Annotated Sequence Record


Based on serology, cytopathology, cereal host range and leafhopper vector, maize sterile stunt virus (MSSV) has been regarded as a strain of the cytorhabdovirus barley yellow striate mosaic virus (BYSMV). Here, we report the first-ever sequence of MSSV, comprising the complete genome of 12,561 nucleotides. Detailed analysis of genome organization, coding and non-coding sequences, and phylogeny confirms the close relationship to BYSMV and supports classification of this virus a strain of BYSMV.



We thank Denis Persley for assistance in collecting the field samples, and David Innes for 454 sequence assembly. This research was jointly supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the University of Queensland through the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food InnovationThe University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  2. 2.School of ScienceAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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