The family includes plant viruses with single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genomes of 8–11 kb and flexuous filamentous particles 650–950 nm long and 11–20 nm wide. Genera in the family are distinguished by the host range, genomic features and phylogeny of the member viruses. Most genomes are monopartite, but those of members of the genus are bipartite. Some members cause serious disease epidemics in cultivated plants. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family , which is available at ictv.global/report/potyviridae.

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

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