is a family of non-enveloped reverse-transcribing plant viruses with non-covalently closed circular dsDNA genomes of 7.1–9.8 kbp in the order . They infect a wide range of monocots and dicots. Some viruses cause economically important diseases of tropical and subtropical crops. Transmission occurs through insect vectors (aphids, mealybugs, leafhoppers, lace bugs) and grafting. Activation of infectious endogenous viral elements occurs in , and . However, most endogenous caulimovirids are not infectious. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family which is available at ictv.global/report/caulimoviridae.

Keyword(s): Caulimoviridae , ICTV Report and taxonomy
This study was supported by the:
  • Wellcome Trust (Award WT108418AIA)
    • Principle Award Recipient: ICTV Consortium
  • This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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