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Biological, serological and partial molecular characterization of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus isolated from rose in Taif region, KSA

Biological, serological and partial molecular characterization of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus isolated from rose in Taif region, KSA

Sahar A. Youssef1; Manal A. El-Shazly1,2; Azza G.Farag1,3; Eman A. Khattab1,2

1Virus and phytoplasma Research Department, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Res. Center (ARC), Giza, Egypt.
2Biology Departments, Faculty of Science, Taif University, KSA
3Biotechnology Departments, Faculty of Science, Taif University, KSA

ABSTRACT

An isolate of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV) was obtained from naturally infected rose plants collected from different rose farms in Taif, KSA exhibiting a wide range of foliar disease symptoms including necrotic spots, wavy lines, oak leaf pattern, leaf deformation, reduction in number and diameter of flowers , color breaking and necrotic spots on flower petals .The virus was biologically purified from single local lesion formed on Chenopodium quinoa. The isolated virus was identified on the basis of symptomatology, transmissibility, serological tests and molecular technique. The virus was identified serologically by direct ELISA, dot and tissue blotting immune-binding assay using authentic and induced antiserum for PNRSV.RT-PCR with specific PNRSV primer was used to confirm the obtained results. No amplified product was obtained from healthy control. The partial RNA3 movement protein product from PNRSV infected rose directly cloned using the TA cloning system. Nucleotide sequencing revealed the clones to be portion of PNRSV genome. These results indicate that the virus in rose is an isolate of PNRSV from Taif, KSA.

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Journal of Virological Sciences

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Vol. 9, Iss. 1, Pages 1-19

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