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Tobacco ringspot has the most distinctive symptoms of the virus diseases. The name truly describes the disease because chlorotic or necrotic rings occur in the leaf. A concentric line pattern of chlorotic and necrotic tissue, often forming an "oak leaf" pattern, is very common. The symptoms occasionally are confirmed to one side of the plant. The disease appears early in the season, usually with initial growth after transplanting. Most infected plants recover as new symptomless leaves develop. The virus is transmitted by nematodes. In the field, infected plants may appear alone or clustered. Ringspot may occur in the plant bed.
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Kingdom: Viruses
Phylum: Viruses
Class: Single-stranded, positive-sense, RNA (Group IV)
Order: Picornavirales
Family: Comoviridae
Genus: Nepovirus
Subject: Nepovirus TRSV


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011