GPIBase contains a complete set of nucleotide sequences of all 520 geminiviruses from 14 genra currently reported in ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses), as well as 146 plant hosts infected by these viruses, and six insect vectors. The Geminiviridae family encompasses a large number of plant viruses that possess small circular single-stranded (ss) DNA genomes of 2.5 to 3.0 kilobases (kb) in a monopartite or bipartite arrangement that are encapsidated in twin virions. Geminiviruses cause serious diseases in many economically important food, feed, and fiber crops worldwide, which result in substantial and sometimes devastating losses to agricultural production, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Geminiviruses are transmitted by insect vectors; whiteflies, in particular, transmit a large amount of geminivirus species.
Yaqin Wang, Yang Mei, Chenlu Su, Zuoqi Wang, Fangfang Li, Tao Hu, Zhanqi Wang, Shusheng Liu, Fei Li, Xueping Zhou. GPIBase: A comprehensive resource for geminivirus–plant–insect research. Molecular Plant. 2023. 16(4):647-649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2023.02.007.