Higher order taxa
Viruses; Retro-transcribing viruses; Caulimoviridae; Caulimovirus
Blueberry red ringspot virus, Carnation etched ring virus, Dahlia mosaic virus
Description and Significance
The cauliflower mosaic virus and related caulimoviridae viruses infect crucifers, groundnuts, soybeans, and cassava. The cauliflower mosaic virus promoter sequence is used to construct vectors to put genes into transgenic plants. When the virus attacks the host, signs and symptoms may persist or vary seasonally.