European Journal of Plant Pathology

, Volume 113, Issue 3, pp 309–313 | Cite as

Nandina mosaic virus is an isolate of Plantago asiatica mosaic virus

  • P. L. Hughes
  • F. Harper
  • M. T. Zimmerman
  • S. W. Scott
Short communication


The complete nucleotide sequence of the genome of Nandina mosaic virus (NaMV), which has tentatively been assigned to the genus Potexvirus, is reported. The sequence is 6066 nt in length, excluding the poly(A) tail, and contains ORFs coding for proteins of 155, 25, 12, 13, and 21 kDa (ORFs 1–4 and the CP), respectively. The genomic organization of the virus and the signature motifs in the putative protein products are similar to the data reported for potexviruses for which complete sequences are known. Phylogenetic comparisons indicated that NaMV is most closely related to Plantago asiatica mosaic virus (PlAMV). Pairwise comparisons of the sequence data for these two viruses indicate that, based on criteria recently proposed for genera within the family Flexiviridae, NaMV and PlAMV should be considered to be strains/isolates of the same viral species. Both NaMV and PlAMV were first reported in 1976 but, as PlAMV was sequenced first, this name should take precedence with the name NaMV being relegated to a synonym.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Hughes
    • 1
  • F. Harper
    • 1
  • M. T. Zimmerman
    • 1
  • S. W. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant SciencesClemson UniversityUSA

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