Mosaic Virus

Mosaic viruses are plant viruses that cause the leaves to have a speckled appearance. Mosaic virus is not a taxon.

Species include:

  • beet mosaic virus
  • plum pox virus (in the potyvirus genus)
  • tobacco mosaic virus (in the tobamovirus genus)
  • cassava mosaic virus (in the begomovirus genus)
  • Cucumber mosaic virus
  • Alfalfa mosaic virus
  • Panicum mosaic satellite virus
  • Tulip breaking virus

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