Orthotospovirus (genus)

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Tospoviridae - Orthotospovirus (genus)

The genus Orthotospovirus belongs to the family Tospoviridae under the order of Bunyavirales. It includes RNA plant viruses resembling the Tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus. They have isometric particles, 80-110 nm in diameter, with three single-stranded RNAs (named S, M and L for small, medium and large) as well as a characteristic lipid envelope. The viruses are very unstable (only a few hours in sap) and are transmitted by thrips in a circulative, propagative manner. Species identification is based on the sequence of the N gene, encoding the nucleocapsid protein.


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