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Baltimore Classification

Higher order taxa

Viruses; ssRNA positive-strand viruses, no DNA stage; Tobamovirus


Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus, Frangipani mosaic virus (examples)

Description and Significance

Genome Structure

The genome of Tobamovirus is usually monomeric or polymeric, not segmented, and contains a single molecule of linear, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA. Minor species of non-genomic nucleic acid may also be found in virions.

Virion Structure of a Tobamovirus

Reproduction Cycle of a Tobamovirus in a Host Cell

Viral Ecology & Pathology