Complete genome sequence of a tentative new member of the genus Badnavirus identified in Codonopsis lanceolata

  • Seungmo Lim
  • Jeong Mee Park
  • Suk-Yoon Kwon
  • Hye Sun Cho
  • Hyun-Soon Kim
  • Su-Heon LeeEmail author
  • Jae Sun MoonEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


High-throughput sequencing revealed a tentative new badnavirus infecting Codonopsis lanceolata, provisionally named Codonopsis vein clearing virus (CoVCV). The complete 8,112-nt CoVCV genomic DNA sequence (GenBank accession: MK044821) comprises three open reading frames (ORFs) encoding conserved domains, with typical features of badnaviruses. Additionally, BLASTn searches indicated the CoVCV genome sequence is most similar to the grapevine vein clearing virus (GVCV) genome (72% identity and 46% query coverage). Moreover, the polyprotein encoded in CoVCV ORF3 is most similar to the corresponding protein of GVCV, with 60% amino acid sequence identity (89% query coverage). These results suggest that CoVCV is a new member of the genus Badnavirus in the family Caulimoviridae.



This study was supported by the KRIBB Research Initiative Program, which is funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea. We thank Edanz Group ( for editing a draft of this manuscript.

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This study was funded by KRIBB (Ministry of Science and ICT), Republic of Korea.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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

Data availability

The dataset generated during the current study is available in the GenBank repository (accession: MK044821).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seungmo Lim
    • 1
  • Jeong Mee Park
    • 1
  • Suk-Yoon Kwon
    • 1
  • Hye Sun Cho
    • 1
  • Hyun-Soon Kim
    • 1
  • Su-Heon Lee
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jae Sun Moon
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Plant Systems Engineering Research CenterKorea Research Institute of Bioscience and BiotechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture and Life SciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea

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