Table 1

Virion characteristics of virus families including at least one species transmitted by leafhoppers or whiteflies

Virus Family or genus

Shape

Size

CP fold

Symmetry


Caulimoviridae (Badnavirus)

bacilliform

60-900 × 24-35 nm

Closteroviridae

Filamentous

1000-2000 × 10-13

Rhabdoviridae

Bullet-shaped or bacilliform

130-350 × 45-100

Potyviridae

Filamentous

300-900 × 12-15

Tenuivirus

helic al

3-10 nm × 950-1350

Reoviridae

round

60-80 nm

T = 2

Tymoviridae (Marafivirus)

round

30 nm

Jelly-roll

T = 3

Secoviridae (Waikavirus)

round

25-30 nm

Jelly-roll

T = 3

Geminiviridae

geminate

30 × 18-20 nm

Jelly-roll

T = 1


Data derived from reference [51]

Saccardo et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:185   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-185

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