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Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Order: Picornavirales
Family: Secoviridae

Subfamily: Comovirinae

Secoviridae is a family of Group IV (positive-sense ssRNA) plant-infecting viruses in the order Picornavirales.

They include the following genera:

The following species are currently not assigned a genus:


The subfamily Comovirinae evolved ~1,000 years ago with extant species diversifying between 50 and 250 years ago.[1] This time period coincides with the intensification of agricultural practices in industrial societies.

The mutation rate has been estimated to be 9.29×10−3 to 2.74×10−3 subs/site/year.


  1. ^ Thompson JR, Kamath N, Perry KL (2014) An evolutionary analysis of the secoviridae family of viruses.PLoS One 9(9):e106305. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106305

External links[edit]

  • ICTV Virus Taxonomy 2009 [1]
  • UniProt Taxonomy [2]