Genus: Bevemovirus


Genus: Bevemovirus

Distinguishing features

Like macluraviruses, members of the type species, Bellflower veinal mottle virus, lack the P1 region of most potyvirids. The HC-Pro lacks the conserved potyvirus aphid transmission motifs R/KITC and PTK. Isolates of bellflower veinal mottle virus share low (22–27%) nucleotide and amino acid sequence identities to macluraviruses.

Virion

Nucleic acid

Bellflower veinal mottle virus has a positive-sense RNA genome of 8,259 nt.

Genome organization and replication 

Genome organization resembles that of members of the genus Macluravirus.

Antigenicity

See discussion under family description.

Biology

Isolates of Bellflower veinal mottle virus were obtained from bellflower (Campanula takesimana) that exhibited veinal mottle symptoms in South Korea. The virus is probably not aphid transmitted because the HC-Pro lacks the conserved potyvirus aphid transmission motifs R/KITC and PTK.

Species demarcation criteria

See discussion under family description.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Bellflower veinal mottle virusbellflower veinal mottle virusSWKY491536NC_039002Complete genomeBVMoV

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.

Derivation of names

Bevemovirus: from bellflower veinal mottle virus