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Subterranean clover mottle virus

Jones, R.A.C., Fosu-Nyarko, J., Jones, M.G.K. and Dwyer, G.I. (2001) Subterranean clover mottle virus. In: Jones, A.T. and Robinson, D.J., (eds.) Descriptions of Plant Viruses No. 387. Scottish Crop Research Institute.

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SCMoV has isometric particles, about 25 nm in diameter, which contain one genomic ssRNA molecule (4,258 nucleotides). Most naturally occurring isolates also contain either one or both of two ssRNA satellite molecules. The virus is readily mechanically transmissible. It is transmitted naturally from plant to plant by contact, mainly through trampling by stock and on the wheels of vehicles. SCMoV has a narrow host range among dicotyledonous plants. Its known geographical incidence is limited to the southern parts of Australia where infection is widespread in annual legume-based pastures. It causes significant economic losses in such pastures, especially in those dominated by Trifolium subterraneum.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Scottish Crop Research Institute
Copyright: Invergowrie, UK
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