Definitions for tobacco mosaic virus
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tobac′co mosa`ic vi`rus(n.)
a retrovirus causing mosaic disease in members of the nightshade family.
tobacco mosaic virus, TMV(noun)
the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892)
Tobacco mosaic virus
Tobacco mosaic virus is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects plants, especially tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. The infection causes characteristic patterns, such as "mosaic"-like mottling and discoloration on the leaves. TMV was the first virus to ever be discovered. Although it was known from the late 19th century that an infectious disease was damaging tobacco crops, it was not until 1930 that the infectious agent was determined to be a virus.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
The type species of TOBAMOVIRUS which causes mosaic disease of tobacco. Transmission occurs by mechanical inoculation.
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