Cucumovirus

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Cucumovirus
Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Family: Bromoviridae
Genus: Cucumovirus
Species

Cucumber mosaic virus
Peanut stunt virus
Tomato aspermy virus

Cucumovirus is a genus of virus that infects plants.

Taxonomy[edit]

It is a member of the Bromoviridae family. It contains three described species, the cucumber mosaic virus, peanut stunt virus and tomato aspermy virus.[1]

Epidemiology[edit]

It is thought that the Cucumovirus is present worldwide. It is known to occur in Eurasia, Australia, Canada, France, India, Japan, North and South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, the US, and the former USSR. Its natural hosts belong to the domain Eukaryota. The virus is transmitted by vector, mechanical inoculation, grafting, or seeds, and it is transmitted in a non-persistent manner. The vectors may be arthropods, specifically insects of the order Hemiptera, family aphidae (colloquially one would say cucumovirus is transmitted by aphids).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICTVdb Index of Viruses". International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses. Referenced February 18, 2008.
  2. ^ "ICTVdb Descriptions". International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses. Referenced February 18, 2008.

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