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ICTV virus taxonomy profile: caulimoviridae

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: caulimoviridae

Teycheney, Pierre-Yves, Geering, Andrew D.W., Dasgupta, Idranil, Hull, Roger, Kreuze, Jan F., Lockhart, Ben, Muller, Emmanuelle, Olszewski, Neil, Pappu, Hanu, Pooggin, Mikhail M., Richert-Pöggeler, Katja R., Schoelz, James E., Seal, Susan ORCID: 0000-0002-3952-1562 , Stavolone, Livia and Umber, Marie (2020) ICTV virus taxonomy profile: caulimoviridae. Journal of General Virology, 101 (10). pp. 1025-1026. ISSN 0022-1317 (Print), 1465-2099 (Online) (doi:

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Caulimoviridae is a family of non-enveloped reverse-transcribing plant viruses with non-covalently closed circular dsDNA genomes of 7.1–9.8 kbp in the order Ortervirales. They infect a wide range of monocots and dicots. Some viruses cause economically important diseases of tropical and subtropical crops. Transmission occurs through insect vectors (aphids, mealybugs, leafhoppers, lace bugs) and grafting. Activation of infectious endogenous viral elements occurs in Musa balbisiana, Petunia hybrida and Nicotiana edwardsonii. However, most endogenous caulimovirids are not infectious. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family Caulimoviridae, which is available at

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy, ICTV report and caulimoviridae
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 16:16

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