Full-genome sequencing of a virus from a 33-year-old sample demonstrates that Arracacha mottle virus is synonymous with Arracacha virus Y

Ian P. Adams, Neil Boonham, Roger A.C. Jones

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We describe here the first genome sequence of Arracacha virus Y (ArVY) derived from an arracacha (Arracacia xanthorrhiza) sample originally collected in 1976 in Peru and compare it with other potyvirus genome sequences. It had a 79% nucleotide identity with a 2013 Brazilian Arracacha mottle virus (AMoV) sequence, suggesting that AMoV is ArVY.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01393-18
JournalMicrobiology Resource Announcements
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018


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