Alfamovirus

Alfamovirus

[al′fam·ə‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A genus of plant viruses in the family Bromoviridae that is characterized by virions which are either bacilliform or ellipsoidal and contain single-stranded ribonucleic acid genomes; alfalfa mosaic virus is the type species. Also known as Alfalfa mosaic virus group.
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AMV is the type member of the genus Alfamovirus in the Bromoviridae family of plant viruses.
Existen aproximadamente 30 virus bien caracterizados que infectan el cultivo, pertenecientes a los grupos Alfamovirus, Bromovirus, Comovirus, Cucumovirus, Begomovirus, Illarvirus, Luteovirus, Potyvirus, Sobemovirus, Tobamovirus, Necrovirus y Tospovirus (Matthews, 1982; Hall, 1991; Makkouk et al.