plant virus

Definitions of plant virus
  1. noun
    a plant pathogen that is a virus consisting of a single strand of RNA
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    TMV, tobacco mosaic virus
    the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892)
    viroid, virusoid
    the smallest of viruses; a plant virus with its RNA arranged in a circular chromosome without a protein coat
    onion yellow-dwarf virus
    the virus that produces stunting and yellowing of the leaves of onion plants
    potato yellow-dwarf virus
    the virus that produces stunting and yellowing of the leaves of potato plants
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    virus
    (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
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