Alfalfa leaf curl virus: An aphid-transmitted geminivirus

Philippe Roumagnac, Martine Granier, Pauline Bernardo, Maëlle Deshoux, Romain Ferdinand, Serge Galzi, Emmanuel Fernandez, Charlotte Julian, Isabelle Abt, Denis Filloux, François Mesléard, Arvind Varsani, Stéphane Blanc, Darren P. Martin, Michel Peterschmitt

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The family Geminiviridae comprises seven genera differentiated by genome organization, sequence similarity, and insect vector.Capulavirus, an eighth genus, has been proposed to accommodate two newly discovered highly divergent geminiviruses that presently have no known vector. Alfalfa leaf curl virus, identified here as a third capulavirus, is shown to be transmitted by Aphis craccivora.This is the first report of an aphid-transmitted geminivirus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9683-9688
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number18
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology


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