|Group:||Group IV ((+)ssRNA)|
Tymoviridae are monopartite single-stranded positive sense RNA plant viruses, belonging to group IV of the Baltimore classification of viruses. The Tymoviridae are a relatively new family, only approved in 2002.
The linear genome is between of 6-7.5 kilobases in length and encodes one large open reading frame. It is capped at the 5’ terminus. The 3’ terminus may have a tRNA-like structure or a polyA tract, depending upon the species. The genome is relatively cytosine rich.
The Tymoviridae family includes the following genera:
- Genus Tymovirus
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- University of Leicester Microbiology
- ICTV Virus Taxonomy 2009
- UniProt Taxonomy
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