High sequence conservation among cucumber mosaic virus isolates from lily

Arch Virol. 2001 Aug;146(8):1631-6. doi: 10.1007/s007050170085.


For classification of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) isolates from ornamental crops of different geographical areas, these were characterized by comparing the nucleotide sequences of RNAs 4 and the encoded coat proteins. Within the ornamental-infecting CMV viruses both subgroups were represented. CMV isolates of Alstroemeria and crocus were classified as subgroup II isolates, whereas 8 other isolates, from lily, gladiolus, amaranthus, larkspur, and lisianthus, were identified as subgroup I members. In general, nucleotide sequence comparisons correlated well with geographic distribution, with one notable exception: the analyzed nucleotide sequences of 5 lily isolates showed remarkably high homology despite different origins.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Capsid / genetics*
  • Conserved Sequence
  • Cucumovirus / genetics*
  • Cucumovirus / isolation & purification
  • DNA, Complementary
  • Lilium / virology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Viral / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Complementary
  • RNA, Viral