- Beet curly top virus causes curly top disease in beets and is carried by the beet leafhopper. The term curly top virus often refers to this specific virus. It can also cause curly top in tomatoes, beans, cucurbits, and other crops.
- Curly top disease in spinach can be caused by the beet curly top virus, the pepper curly top virus, or the recently described spinach curly top virus.
- Other curly top curtoviruses include beet severe curly top virus, beet mild curly top virus, and horseradish curly top virus. The newly discovered turnip curly top virus may also be a species of curtovirus.
The most common plants to carry the curly virus are beets, tomatoes, spinach, peppers, beans, potatoes, cucurbits, many ornamentals, and weeds such as Russian thistle (tumbleweed) and mustard.  These are not the only plants to carry this, in fact, a total of 44 plant families and 300 species are susceptible to it.  Sugar beets are the most common carriers of the disease, for which the alternative name of the disease, beet curly top virus (BCTV), is derived from. 
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