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Comparative Analysis of Genetic Variation of Cucumber Mosaic Virus from Commelina communis in Korea
Res. Plant Dis. 2018;24:170-173
Published online June 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

Tae-Seon Park and Jin-Sung Hong*

Department of Applied Biology, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
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Received June 18, 2018; Revised June 25, 2018; Accepted June 25, 2018.
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Three isolates of Cucumber mosaic virus isolated from Commelina communis plants showing chlorosis and mosaic were collected in Chungju and Chuncheon, Korea. To confirm genetic variation of these three isolates (CMV-Co, CMV-Co2, and CMV-Co3), we performed PCR-RFLP and sequence analysis. Sequences of coat protein genes of CMV-C0, -Co2 and -Co3 were compared with CMV-Fny and showed 96.3%, 96.3%, and 95.9% similarities, respectively. In host reactions, three CMV-Co isolates induced systemic necrosis in Cucurbita pepo unlike CMV-Fny and CMV-Co, CMV-Co2 and CMV-Co3 observed differential symptoms responses in Physalis angulata and Nicotiana rustica. These results indicated that three isolates of CMV isolated from C. communis have genetic and biological variation.
Keywords : Coat protein gene, Commelina communis, Cucumber mosaic virus, Genetic variation

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