The general properties of potyviruses

  • A. A. Brunt
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 5)


The criteria used during the past three decades for including viruses in the potyvirus group are briefly discussed and evaluated. The biological and physico-chemical properties of the viruses transmitted by aphids, mites, whiteflies, or the fungus Polymyxa graminis are reviewed, and the taxonomic value of their molecular properties in regrouping the viruses into four groups or genera within the family Potyviridae is discussed.


Potato Virus Plant Virus Tobacco Etch Virus Soybean Mosaic Virus Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Brunt
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  1. 1.Microbiology and Crop Protection DepartmentHorticulture Research InternationalLittlehamptonEngland
  2. 2.Horticulture Research InternationalLittlehamptonEngland

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