Caulimovirus

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Baltimore Classification

Higher order taxa

Viruses; Retro-transcribing viruses; Caulimoviridae; Caulimovirus

Species

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.

Genome Structure

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Viral Ecology & Pathology

References