Pomovirus (genus)

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Potato mop-top virus symptoms on potato leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): William M. Brown Jr.
Source: IPM Images

Pomovirus (genus)

The members of this genus of plant viruses are similar to the Potato mop-top virus. The genome consists of single stranded and positive sensed RNA and includes 3 molecules with sizes of 6, 3.5 and 3 kb (RNA-Rep, RNA-CP and RNA-TGB). The rod-shaped particles have different sizes, between 100 and 300 nm long and 21 nm in diameter. They contain one of the 3 different RNA molecules.


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