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Benyviridae - Benyvirus
Benyvirus is the only genus in the family Benyviridae. The genus includes viruses which are similar to the Beet necrotic yellow vein virus. They are causing necrotic, leaf mosaic and mottle diseases and are transmitted by fungi from the genus Polymyxa.
The viruses have multicomponent particles with each of the 4 or 5 RNA segments being encapsidated in a separate particle. The individual particles are rod-shaped, straight, not enveloped and with a central canal. They vary in size from 80-390 nm and are approximately 20 nm wide. The RNA segments are positive sensed and single stranded with a size of 1.3 to 6.7 kb.
The literature database currently contains 179 publications for the genus Benyvirus. See the box above on the left for queries from the literature database. The database includes articles on the different species listed below as well as general articles for this genus. However, please note that the lists may require update and may be incomplete.
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: