Enamovirus (genus)

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Authors: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Source: ViralZone


The members of this genus of plant viruses are similar to the Pea enation mosaic virus-1 (PEMV-1), the only member currently listed by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. However, several others have been tentatively assigned to this genus. The enamoviruses have small, non-enveloped, spherical particles, about 25 nm in diameter with an RNA genome of around 5700 to 6000 nucleotides.

The symptoms include enation (small scaly, leaflike structures on the lower leaf surface) and mottling. PEMV-1 is always irreversibly mixed with another small virus, the umbravirus Pea enation mosaic virus-2.

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