Data from: Experimental evolution of an emerging plant virus in host genotypes that differ in their susceptibility to infection

Julia Hillung, José M. Cuevas, Sergi Valverde & Santiago F. Elena
This study evaluates the extent to which genetic differences among host individuals from the same species conditions the evolution of a plant RNA virus. We performed a three-fold replicated evolution experiment in which Tobacco etch potyvirus isolate At17b (TEV-At17b), adapted to Arabidopsis thaliana ecotype Ler-0, was serially passaged in five genetically heterogeneous ecotypes of A. thaliana. After 15 passages we found that evolved viruses improved their fitness, showed higher infectivity and stronger virulence in their...

Registration Year

  • 2014
    1

Resource Types

  • Dataset
    1

Affiliations

  • Universitat Politècnica de València
    1
  • Santa Fe Institute
    1
  • Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
    1