Genetic diversity of Hungarian Maize dwarf mosaic virus isolates

Gyöngyvér Gell, Ervin Balázs, Kathrin Petrik

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The genetic diversity of the coat-protein (CP) region and the untranslated C-terminal region (30UTR) of Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV) was analyzed to evaluate the variability between isolates (inter-isolate sequence diversity). The results of inter-isolate sequence diversity analysis showed that the diversity of the MDMV CP gene is fairly high (p-distance: up to 0.136). During sequence analysis, a 13 amino-acid residue insertion and an 8 amino-acid residue deletion were found within the N-terminal region of the CP gene. The phylogenetic analysis showed that-unlike other potyvirus species in this subgroup-the MDMV isolates could not be distinguished on the basis of their host plants or geographic origins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalVirus Genes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010



  • Evolution
  • Genetic diversity
  • Maize
  • Potyvirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Virology

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