Alfalfa mosaic virus (Alfalfa mosaic virus, AMV) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-103885 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 06 Sep 2012 last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Organism information
Alfalfa mosaic virus
Kingdom Orthornavirae
Phylum Kitrinoviricota
Class Alsuviricetes
Order Martellivirales
Family Bromoviridae
Genus Alfamovirus
Species Alfalfa mosaic virus
  • Lucerne mosaic virus
  • Potato calico virus
  • Alfalfa mosaic virus
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  • AMV
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Additional classification
Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
First reported in 1931 by Weimer J.L. in alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
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Worldwide distribution
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AMV is a phytopathogen that can lead to necrosis and yellow mosaics on a large variety of plant species, including commercially important crops.
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Additional Information
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