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Virologica Sinica, 26 (4) : 279-284, 2011
Bioinformatic Analysis of BBTV Satellite DNA in Hainan
Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, CATAS, Haikou 571101, China
 Correspondence: itbblzx@yahoo.com.cn
Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), family Nanaviridae, genus Babuvirus, is a single stranded DNA virus (ssDNA) that causes banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) in banana plants. It is the most common and most destructive of all viruses in these plants and is widespread throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In this study we isolated, cloned and sequenced a BBTV sample from Hainan Island, China. The results from sequencing and bioinformatics analysis indicate this isolate represents a satellite DNA component with 12 DNA sequences motifs. We also predicted the physical and chemical properties, structure, signal peptide, phosphorylation, secondary structure, tertiary structure and functional domains of its encoding protein, and compare them with the corresponding quantities in the replication initiation protein of BBTV DNA1.
  Published online: 5 Aug 2011
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