Double-stranded RNA mycoviruses in Septoria tritici

Noga Zelikovitch, Z. Eyal*, B. Ben-Zvi, Y. Koltin

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Twelve conidial Septoria tritici isolates from different geographical origins were examined for the presence of mycoviruses. Isolates ISR398 (Israel) and ETH8205 (Ethiopia) contained double-stranded (ds) RNA viruses. The genome of these viruses is typified by one dsRNA segment with an apparent molecular weight of 1·3 × 106. The dsRNA of the two isolates show a high degree of sequence homology. Isometric (35 nm) virus particles were purified from the two isolates. The viral capsid consists of one major protein with a molecular weight of 6 × 104.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-594
Number of pages5
JournalMycological Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990


  • Mycosphaerella graminicola
  • Septoria tritici
  • Septoria tritici blotch of wheat
  • Triticum spp.
  • Wheat
  • dsRNA mycoviruses


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