Closterovirus


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Closterovirus

[¦klä·stə·rə′vī·rəs]
(virology)
A genus of plant viruses belonging to the family Closteroviridae that has a wide host range and is transmitted primarily by aphids; beet yellows virus is the type species.
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Tomato chlorosis virus: a new whitefly-transmitted, phloem-limited, bipartite closterovirus of tomato.
Closterovirus infection and mealybug exposure were found to be necessary for the development of mealybug wilt disease of pineapple, also known as mealybug wilt in Hawaii (Sether & Hu 2002; Sether et al.
Closterovirus infection and mealybug exposure are necessary for the development of mealybug wilt of pineapple disease.