Cowpea Mosaic Virus

Cowpea Mosaic Viruses

Mosaic Virus, Cowpea

Mosaic Viruses, Cowpea

A genus of plant viruses of the family COMOVIRIDAE in which the bipartite genome is encapsidated in separate icosahedral particles. Mosaic and mottle symptoms are characteristic, and transmission is exclusively by leaf-feeding beetles. Cowpea mosaic virus is the type species.