Higher order taxa
Viruses; ssRNA positive-strand viruses, no DNA stage; Bromoviridae; Bromovirus
Broad bean mottle virus, Brome mosaic virus, Cassia yellow blotch virus, Cowpea chlorotic mottle virus, Spring beauty latent virus
Description and Significance
The genus Bromovirus is one of five genera in the Bromoviridae family. It has a tripartite genome and an encapsidated subgenomic RNA from which the coat protein is expressed.
Some members of the virus are transmitted by beetles while the virus is readily transmissible experimentally by mechanical inoculation. (source: Plant Viruses Online)