Tomato ringspot virus

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Tomato ringspot virus
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(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Pisuviricota
Class: Pisoniviricetes
Order: Picornavirales
Family: Secoviridae
Genus: Nepovirus
Tomato ringspot virus
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Tomato ringspot virus (ToRSV) is a plant pathogenic virus of the family Secoviridae . It affects species of cucumber, tobacco, tomato, cowpea, among others. [1] It causes ringspots in tobacco plants and raspberries, yellow bud mosaic in peaches, yellow vein in grapes, and stunted growth in gladiolus and Narcissus . Its range is in the temperate regions of North America, especially where its vector, Xiphinema americanum is present. [2] Along with the adult and larval stages of this nematode, the virus is also spread by seed. This type of infection is more common in strawberries and soybeans than any other susceptible plant. [3] [4]

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<i>Potyvirus</i> genus of viruses

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<i>Nepovirus</i> Genus of viruses

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<i>Secoviridae</i> Family of viruses

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  1. Teliz, Grogan, and Lownsberry (1966). "Transmission of tomato ringspot, peach yellow- bud mosaic, and grape yellow vein viruses by Xiphinema americanum". Phytopathology. 56: 658–63.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
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  3. "Dual transmission of tobacco ringspot virus and tomato ringspot virus by Xiphineina umeriianum". Phytopathology. 57: 535–537.
  4. Mellor and Stace-Smith (1963). "Reaction of strawberry to a ringspot virus from raspberry". Canadian Journal of Botany. 41 (6): 865–870. doi:10.1139/b63-070.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)