Tombusviridae


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Tombusviridae

[‚tȧm·bəs′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of plant viruses characterized by nonenveloped icosahedral particles containing linear, positive-sense ribonucleic acid, genera include Tombusvirus, Carmovirus, Necrovirus, Dianthovirus, and Machlomovirus.
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They were surprised to find that the Arizona virus, which they named "maize necrotic streak virus," belonged to the Tombusviridae family, whose members had been known to attack only broadleaf plants such as tomatoes and pepper--not grain crops like corn.