Rice yellow mottle virus

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Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV)
Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Genus: Sobemovirus
Species: Rice yellow mottle virus

Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) is a plant pathogenic virus, belonging to the genus Sobemovirus. The genome is a positive-sense single strand RNA of 4450 nucleotides in length. It was first reported in Kenya in 1966,[1] and it has been detected in many countries in the sub-Saharan Africa.[2]


  1. ^ Bakker, W. Characterization and ecological aspects of rice yellow mottle virus in Kenya. 1974. Plant diseases.
  2. ^ Abo, M. E., A. A. Sy and M. D. Alegbejo. 1997. Rice Yellow Mottle Virus (RYMV) in Africa: Evolution, Distribution, Economic Significance on Sustainable Rice Production and Management Strategies. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 11(2):85-111.

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