Recombination patterns in dicot-infecting mastreviruses mirror those found in monocot-infecting mastreviruses

Darren P. Martin, Rob W. Briddon, Arvind Varsani

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Abstract

Recombination has profoundly shaped the evolution of viruses in the family Geminiviridae and has been studied extensively in the two best characterised geminivirus lineages: the dicotyledonous plant infecting begomoviruses and the monocotyledonous plant infecting mastreviruses. Here, we demonstrate that the sizes and distributions of recombination events detectable within the members of a third major geminivirus lineage-the dicotyledonous plant infecting mastreviruses-are very similar to those of the monocot-infecting mastreviruses. This suggests that, despite host range differences, very similar biochemical, ecological and evolutionary factors must underlie recombination patterns in the dicot- and monocot-infecting mastreviruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1463-1469
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of virology
Volume156
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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