Notes on Genus: Capillovirus
Type member: Apple stem grooving virus
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General DescriptionThe genus Capillovirus (from the Latin capillus = a hair) is one of the genera now included in the family Betaflexiviridae. It contains viruses originally placed as tentative members of the genus Closterovirus, but which have shorter virions, a very different genome organisation and a poly(A) tail.
MorphologyVirions filamentous, not enveloped, 640 nm long and 12 nm in diameter. Nucleocapsids have 'rope-like' and 'criss-cross' patterns when stained with uranyl acetate.
Virions composed of 5% nucleic acid.