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Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Family: None Currently Assigned
Genus: Pomovirus

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The Pomovirus is a genus of a virus with no family. Virions are non-enveloped, elongated and rod-shaped with a length of 100-300 nm and a width of 18-20 nm with helical spirals on both ends. The genome is a single piece of non-segmented linear, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA. The name of the genus is derived from its type species, Potato mop-top virus, giving rise to Pomovirus.[1].

Species in this genus include:


  1. Index of Viruses - Pomovirus (2006). In: ICTVdB - The Universal Virus Database, version 4. Büchen-Osmond, C (Ed), Columbia University, New York, USA. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ICTVdb/Ictv/fs_index.htm

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