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A virus that typically infects plants has been found to infect honeybees and could be responsible for the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies.
Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV) is a plant pathogenic virus in the plant virus family Comoviridae. It of the type species Comoviridae Genus Nepovirus. Nepoviruses are transmitted between plants by nematodes. It is easily transmitted by sap inoculation and transmission in seeds has been reported. IT was first observed in tobacco fields in Virginia in 1927. It is an isometric particle with a bipartite RNA genome. The virus can infect field grown crops, ornamentals, and weeds. The name comes...
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