Archives of Virology

, Volume 164, Issue 10, pp 2641–2644 | Cite as

The complete genome sequence of apple rootstock virus A, a novel nucleorhabdovirus identified in apple rootstocks

  • Dasom Baek
  • Seungmo Lim
  • Ho-Jong Ju
  • Hyun-Ran Kim
  • Su-Heon LeeEmail author
  • Jae Sun MoonEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


We report the complete genome sequence of a novel nucleorhabdovirus, apple rootstock virus A (ApRVA), isolated from Malus spp. in South Korea. ApRVA has a 14,043-nt single-stranded negative-sense RNA genome. In the antigenome sense, it contains seven open reading frames, encoding the putative nucleocapsid protein, phosphoprotein, cell-to-cell movement protein, matrix protein, glycoprotein, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, and an additional hypothetical protein, the gene for which is located between the genes for the matrix protein and glycoprotein. The complete genome sequence of ApRVA showed 47.45% nucleotide sequence identity to that of black currant-associated rhabdovirus 1. The genome organization, phylogenetic relationships, and sequence similarities to other nucleorhabdoviruses suggest that ApRVA is a new member of the genus Nucleorhabdovirus.



This research was carried out with the support of the Cooperative Research Program for Agriculture Science and Technology Development (project no. PJ01252403), Rural Development Administration, Republic of Korea.

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All 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 perfomrmed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Systems Engineering Research CenterKorea Research Institute of Bioscience and BiotechnologyDaejeonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Biosystems and Bioengineering ProgramUniversity of Science and Technology (UST)DaejeonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural Biology, College of Agricultural Life ScienceChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Horticultural and Herbal Crop Environment DivisionNational Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, RDAWanjuRepublic of Korea
  5. 5.School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture and Life SciencesKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  6. 6.Korea Seed and Variety ServiceGimcheonRepublic of Korea

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