Plant viruses

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Cowpea mosaic virus molecule (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Thomas Splettstoesser
Source: Wikimedia Commons
  Groups of plant viruses  
DNA families
Caulimoviridae (23 species)
Geminiviridae (75 species)
Nanoviridae (4 species)
RNA families (assigned)
Mononegavirales (7 species)
Picornavirales (31 species)
Tymovirales (64 species)
RNA families (unassigned)
Bromoviridae (19 species)
Bunyaviridae (20 species)
Closteroviridae (27 species)
Luteoviridae (17 species)
Potyviridae (81 species)
Tombusviridae (26 species)
Virgaviridae (25 species)
other groups (38 species)


Plant viruses

Viruses are subcellular particles which consist of proteins and either RNA or DNA. They invade cells and use the metabolism of their host cells to multiply. Plant viruses cause important diseases of cultivated plants.

For more details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

See also the group Viroids.



To navigate among the pages in this group use the box on the right or click on a family in the list below. Of course, you always have the option of using the wiki search function.


Families of plant viruses: