Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 39–43 | Cite as

Genetic diversity, host range and transmissibility of CR isolates of Plum pox virus

  • Anna Sheveleva
  • Miroslav Glasa
  • Anna Kudryavtseva
  • Peter Ivanov
  • Sergei ChirkovEmail author
Viral and Viroid Diseases


The new strain of Plum pox virus (PPV), CR, was recently discovered on sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) in geographically distant Saratov/Samara and Moscow regions of European Russia. The full genomes of five Moscow PPV-CR isolates were sequenced using the 454 platform. In a phylogenetic analysis, isolates of the two geographic groups clustered separately within the CR branch. PPV-CR was transmitted to non-cherry hosts by in vitro grafting and induced systemic, generally symptomless infection in P. cerasifera and P. domestica. Seeds and black cherry aphid Myzus cerasi did not transmit the Moscow PPV-CR isolates.


Plum pox virus Strain CR Sour cherry Transmission Host range 



The authors thanks Dr. Y. Prikhodko (All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center) for the PPV-CR isolate RU-63sc.


The study was funded by the Russian Science Foundation, grant no. 14-24-00007. The next-generation sequencing of full-size genomes was financially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant no. 14-04-01786. MG was supported by grant VEGA2/0036/16 from the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education and Slovak Academy of Sciences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Sheveleva
    • 1
  • Miroslav Glasa
    • 2
  • Anna Kudryavtseva
    • 3
  • Peter Ivanov
    • 1
  • Sergei Chirkov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Biomedical Research Center, Institute of VirologySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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