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Research Project: Mitigating High Consequence Domestic, Exotic, and Emerging Diseases of Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Virgaviridae

item ADAMS, M.J. - International Committee On Taxonomy Of Viruses
item Adkins, Scott
item BRAGARD, C - Catholic University Of Leuven
item GILMER, D - Université De Strasbourg: Accueil
item LI, DAWEI - China Agricultural University
item MACFARLANE, S.A. - The James Hutton Institute
item WONG, S.M. - National University Of Singapore
item MELCHER, U - Oklahoma State University
item RATTI, C - Universita Di Bologna
item RYU, K.H. - Seoul Women'S University
item ICTV REPORT, CONSORTIUM - International Committee On Taxonomy Of Viruses

Submitted to: Journal of General Virology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/6/2017
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Citation: Adams, M., Adkins, S.T., Bragard, C., Gilmer, D., Li, D., Macfarlane, S., Wong, S., Melcher, U., Ratti, C., Ryu, K. 2017. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Virgaviridae. Journal of General Virology. 98,1999-2000, 10.1099/JGV.0.000884.

Interpretive Summary: This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on the taxonomy of the Virgaviridae. This family of plant viruses contains many important plant pathogens. It also contains Tobacco mosaic virus, the first virus of any type to be discovered and described.

Technical Abstract: The family Virgaviridae is comprised of plant-infecting viruses with rod-shaped particles, single stranded RNA genomes with 3' terminal tRNA-like structures, and replication proteins typical of alphalike viruses. Differences in the number of genome components, genome organization and transmission mode provide the basis for genus demarcation. This family contains important plant pathogens including Tobacco mosaic virus, the first virus ever described.