A viewpoint on the taxonomy of potyviruses infecting sugarcane, maize, and sorghum
The value of taxonomy lies in its ability to communicate concepts and relationships. Our present concepts of the poaceous potyviruses, based on their biology, serology, and biochemistry, identify four viruses that can be distinguished by each characteristic. Identifying these as four distinct viruses has important implications for disciplines such as epidemiology, plant breeding, and diagnostics.
KeywordsMosaic Virus Coat Protein Inclusion Protein Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus Distinct Virus
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