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Andersson, Alexandra, 2010. Molecular testing of raspberry plants infected with tomato black ring virus. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics (until 131231)



Nematode-transmitted plant viruses (such as nepoviruses) cause great economically losses in commercially important plants such as tomatoes, grapevines and raspberries all over the world. To avoid spread of the viruses the interest in mapping the viruses has increased. One of the important nepoviruses infecting European red raspberries (Rubus idaeus) is Tomato black ring virus (TBRV). TBRV has earlier been confirmed in raspberry samples from Belarus by ELISA and the aim of this bachelor degree project was to confirm these results by amplifying, cloning and sequencing the coat protein (CP) gene of the virus.

In total eight viral cDNA samples, from two different raspberry samples, were amplified and sequenced. Unfortunately, no sequence matched TBRV, and all analyzed sequences showed a high identity to plant genes and are probably from raspberry.

The reason why the amplification failed several times could be because the TBRV strain from Belarus differs from previously known TBRV isolates.

Main title:Molecular testing of raspberry plants infected with tomato black ring virus
Authors:Andersson, Alexandra
Supervisor:Kvarnheden, Anders and Valasevich, Natallia
Examiner:Sundström, Jens
Series:Examensarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för växtbiologi och skogsgenetik
Volume/Sequential designation:110
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:NK002 Biology with specialisation in Biotechnology - Bachelor's Programme, 180.0hp
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics (until 131231)
Keywords:virus, raspberry, hallon, TBRV, Tomato black ring virus, nepovirus, nematod
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Plant diseases
Deposited On:02 Jul 2010 09:09
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:14

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