CLONING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW TOBAMOVIRUS INFECTING HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS
A new tobamovirus infecting Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. in Singapore (HVS) was reported earlier (Archives of Virology 2002, 147: 1585-1598). This new tobamovirus has been renamed as Hibiscus latent Singapore virus (HLSV). The full-length nucleotide sequence of HLSV was determined. The genome consists of a 5UTR, a RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP) encoding for methyltransferase- helicase, a movement protein (MP), a coat protein (CP) and a unique 3 UTR. Phylogenetic trees generated based on the nucleotide and amino acid sequences of its ORFs indicate that this new virus belongs to subgroup II of tobamoviruses.
Srinivasan, K.G. and Wong, S.M. (2006). CLONING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW TOBAMOVIRUS INFECTING HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS. Acta Hortic. 722, 185-190
HLSV, RdRp, subgroup II, phylogenetic analysis