Miscellaneous Tobamoviruses

  • Alan A. Brunt
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)


Because some tobamoviruses naturally infect few species, are newly recognized, or have a limited geographical distribution, they have not been characterized as fully as tobacco mosaic (TMV), tomato mosaic (ToMV), mild dark-green tobacco mosaic (TMGMV), and similar viruses which have a very wide geographical distribution, debilitate economically important crops, and/or are of great intrinsic interest. Some of these miscellaneous tobamoviruses were previously described as strains of TMV, but are now considered by many to be sufficiently different to be recognized as distinct viruses. The natural occurrence, properties, and affinities of the better known of these viruses are reviewed here (Table I).


Mosaic Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus Distinct Virus Serological Relationship Tomato Mosaic Virus 
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  • Alan A. Brunt
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  1. 1.Glasshouse Crops Research InstituteLittlehampton, West SussexEngland

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