Virus Genes

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Correction to: Molecular analysis of maize (Zea mays L.)-infecting mastreviruses in Ethiopia reveals marked diversity of virus genomes and a novel species

  • Demsachew GuadieEmail author
  • Kassahun Tesfaye
  • Dennis Knierim
  • Stephan Winter
  • Adane Abraham

Correction to: Virus Genes

The original version of this article unfortunately contained errors in the “Results” section.

In the “Detection and reconstruction of mastreviruses genomes” subsection, the word ‘third’ and ‘three’ indicating the underlined nucleotide position for C and G should be changed to ‘fourth’ and ‘four’ respectively. Hence, the correct text reads as follows:

“Only the conserved nonanucleotide sequence TAATATT↓AC is diverse in MSDV with nucleotide mutations at the fourth and the eighth positions (underlined, TAACATT↓GC) of this most conserved sequence in geminiviruses. Interestingly this unusual feature is also evident in Sweet potato symptomless virus 1 (SPSMV-1) with a nonanucleotide mutation at positions four and eight resulting in TAAGATT↓CC motif.”

In the “Distribution and incidence of mastreviruses infecting maize in Ethiopia” subsection, ‘August’ should be changed to ‘September’. The correct sentence reads as:

“As revealed from PCR results, both MSV (100%) and MSRV (36%) have higher incidence in samples collected during September 2015 (late main rain feed cropping season) but …”

The original article has been corrected.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of BiotechnologyAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell CulturesBrunswickGermany
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyAddis Ababa Science and Technology UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  4. 4.Ethiopian Biotechnology InstituteMinistry of Innovation and TechnologyAddis AbabaEthiopia

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