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.


The literature database currently contains 88 publications for Pomovirus (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: