Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0517


Madzokere ET

Madzokere ET
Institute for Glycomics,
Gold Coast Campus, Southport, QLD 4215

  • Research Article
    History of the Emergence and Spatiotemporal Spread of Tobacco Mosaic Virus in China
    Author(s): Madzokere ETMadzokere ET

    The ongoing spread of Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) throughout China threatens and diminishes proceeds from production of tobacco and other crops. Determining how and when TMV first emerged in China, its current evolutionary rate, diffusion pathways, spatial and plant host distributions, can help minimize the risk associated with mosaic disease (MD). Here, 110 TMV Coat Protein (CP) gene sequences sampled from 12 distinct plant hosts between 1997 and 2015 from 18 geographical locations within China (14 Provinces, two Municipalities and two Autonomous regions) were used in a probabilistic Bayesian inferential framework implemented in BEAST v1.8.1 to reconstruct TMV's evolutionary history from emergence to spatiotemporal diffusion. This entailed estimating and inferring; (a) the time when and location where TMV's most recent common ancestor (MRCA) emerged, (b) the evolutionary rate,.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0517.1000171

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