Virus Poster (TMV)

By: Delaney Booth

Shape

The TMV virus is a rod- shaped virus. Each partial contains 2,130 copies of a coat protein, and roughly 6,400 nucleotides

Spread

The TMV virus is spread in multiple different ways, including contaminated tools, contact with an infected plant, or workers with unwashed hands who recently were in contact with tobacco products

Families

Families of plants that are infected by TMV are solanaceous plants. This includes tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and specific types of shrubs and herbs.

Implications

These virus particles are very stable and, at some point when the cells are broken or the leaf dries up, they are released to infect new plants. TMV virus also spreads easily and rapidly, which can take a stake through a company's income due to faulty products.