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Research article2023Peer reviewedOpen access

First report of cotton leaf curl Gezira virus infecting Malva parviflora and in Iraq

Shahmohammadi, Niayesh; Dizadji, Akbar; Al-Waeli, Muhannad; Kvarnheden, Anders


In the current study, the complete genome of an isolate of cotton leaf curl Gezira virus (CLCuGeV), identified for the first time from Malva parviflora in Iraq, was amplified using rolling circle amplification and sequenced. The Iraqi isolate of CLCuGeV shared highest nucleotide identity at 98.2% with an Israeli isolate and clustered with isolates of the Egyptian and Cameroon strains in phylogenetic analysis.


Begomovirus; Cheeseweed; Geminivirus; Reservoir host; Weed

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Australasian Plant Disease Notes
2023, Volume: 18, number: 1, article number: 13

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