Descriptions and Lists from
the VIDE Database
dwarf (?) nucleorhabdovirus
Data collated by A.J. Gibbs, 1990.
ICTV decimal code
Host range and symptoms First reported
in Zea mays; from China; by Peng et al. (1979).
Natural host range and symptoms
- Zea mays - chlorotic streaking of leaf, husk and sheath.
Transmitted by a vector; an insect;
Laodelphax striatellus (both adults and nymphs); Delphacidae. Transmitted
in a persistent manner. Virus retained when the vector moults.
Spreads in China (Gansu Province).
Experimental host range
Few (<3) families susceptible.
Diagnostically susceptible host species and symptoms
- Zea mays - chlorotic streaking of leaves and sheaths.
Maintenance and propagation hosts
Assay hosts (Local lesions or Whole plants)
Susceptible host species
Families containing susceptible hosts
Properties of particles in sap
contains few virions.
Virions rhabdo- or
bullet-shaped; enveloped; with a clear modal length; of 150-220 nm (and
200-250 nm); 43-64 nm wide (and 70-80 nm).
Virions found in leaves; in the perinuclear
space (attached to the inner nuclear membrane); the endoplasmic reticulum.
- Peng, C.M., Chen, T.Y.,
Shen, C.Y., Zhu, F.C. and Chin, M.C. (1979). Acta Biochim. Biophys. Sin.
- Tsai, J.H., Zhu, F.C. and Zhu, X.S. (1984). Maize Virus
Dis. Newsl. 1: 21.
Cite this publication as:
Brunt, A.A., Crabtree, K., Dallwitz, M.J., Gibbs, A.J., Watson, L. and Zurcher, E.J. (eds.)
`Plant Viruses Online: Descriptions and Lists from the VIDE Database.
Version: 20th August 1996.' URL
Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993)
should also be cited.
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