Comoviridae


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Comoviridae

[‚kō·mə′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of plant viruses that are characterized by icosahedral particles containing a bipartite genome consisting of two single-stranded positive-sense polyadenylated ribonucleic acid molecules; includes the genus Nepovirus.
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This virus belongs to an important family of viruses, the Comoviridae, and can not only lower yields but also reduce seed quality because of discoloration.