Aureusvirus (genus)

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Authors: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Source: ViralZone

Aureusvirus (genus)

The viruses of this genus are similar to Pothos latent virus and have isometric particles, in size and structure typical for Tombusviridae. The genome consists of a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA with 5 ORFs. The members are soil-borne viruses transmissable by sap inoculation. For at least one member of the genus the natural mode of transmission involves the fungus Olpidium bornovanus.


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