Furovirus (genus)

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Soil-borne wheat mosaic virus symptoms on young wheat plants (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): H.J. Larsen
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Furovirus (genus)

The viruses of this genus infect cereals and several are economically important like Soil-borne wheat mosaic virus and Soil-borne cereal mosaic virus. They cause symptoms like leaf mosaic, stunted roots and severe rosetting. They are transmitted in the soil by slime molds like Polymyxa graminis. The particles are rod-shaped and contain a two-segmented plus-sense RNA genome with each RNA encapsidated individually.


The literature database currently contains 85 publications for Furovirus (genus). Please note that literature records for genera may not be complete. See box above on left for queries from the literature database.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: