A viewpoint on the taxonomy of potyviruses infecting sugarcane, maize, and sorghum

  • S. G. Jensen
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 5)


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.


Mosaic Virus Coat Protein Inclusion Protein Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus Distinct Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Jensen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Service, Department of Plant PathologyU.S. Department of Agriculture, University of NebraskaLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyUSDA/ARS, University of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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