An integrating Badnavirus infects blackberry

M. S. Shahid, I. E. Tzanetakis, N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic, S. Sabanadzovic

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Blackberry yellow vein disease (BYVD) has had a major effect in production where endemic. In the last decade, several new RNA viruses associated with the disease, have been identified. This communication reports a DNA virus infecting a significant number of BYVD-affected plants. Experiments were conducted to characterize the virus, identify its geographic distribution and host range and study its population structure. The new virus shows significant similarities to members of the genus Badnavirus, family Caulimoviridae and poses a major caveat for blackberry as it has the potential to integrate into the host genome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium
EditorsG.E. Fernandez, K.E. Hummer
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789462611153
Publication statusPublished - May 19 2016

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Badnavirus
  • Caulimoviridae
  • Dsdna virus
  • Integration
  • Rubus fruticosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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