Identification of a novel nanovirus in parsley

Arch Virol. 2019 Jul;164(7):1883-1887. doi: 10.1007/s00705-019-04280-3. Epub 2019 May 11.


Using next-generation sequencing to characterize agents associated with a severe stunting disease of parsley from Germany, we identified a hitherto undescribed virus. We sequenced total RNA and rolling-circle-amplified DNA from diseased plants. The genome sequence of the virus shows that it is a member of the genus Nanovirus, but it lacks DNA-U4. In addition to the seven genomic DNAs of the virus, we identified a second DNA-R and seven distinct alphasatellites associated with the disease. We propose the name "parsley severe stunt associated virus" (PSSaV) for this novel nanovirus.

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • DNA, Circular / genetics
  • DNA, Satellite / genetics
  • DNA, Single-Stranded / genetics
  • DNA, Viral / genetics*
  • Genome, Viral / genetics
  • Germany
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Nanovirus / classification
  • Nanovirus / genetics*
  • Nanovirus / isolation & purification*
  • Petroselinum / virology*
  • Plant Diseases / virology*


  • DNA, Circular
  • DNA, Satellite
  • DNA, Single-Stranded
  • DNA, Viral