A novel narnavirus from the plant-pathogenic fungus Magnaporthe oryzae.
Arch Virol. 2020 Mar 10;:
Authors: Lin Y, Zhou J, Zhou X, Shuai S, Zhou R, An H, Fang S, Zhang S, Deng Q
A novel mycovirus with the proposed name “Magnaporthe oryzae narnavirus virus 1” (MoNV1), was described in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. The virus has a single-stranded (+ss) RNA genome of 2452 nucleotides, contains a single open reading frame (ORF) predicted to encode an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RDRP), and is closely related to some viruses of the genus Narnavirus, family Narnaviridae, including Aspergillus fumigatus narnavirus 1 (AfNV1), Neofusicoccum parvum narnavirus 2 (NpNV2) and Alternaria tenuissima narnavirus 1 (AtNV2). Genome sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analysis suggested that MoNV1 is a new member of the genus Narnavirus. The RDRPs of MoNV1 and some closely related narnaviruses do not contain a typical metal-binding “GDD” motif and catalytic site. Further studies are needed to investigate the replication mechanism of these viruses.
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