Friday, May 19, 2006

Grooving with viruses

I love a list, and fortunately, I know you love a list too. Here are some of my favourite viruses, with thanks to Wikispecies, the new complete directory of all known life forms. Keep your eye out for the fetching but deadly Potato Mop-Top and the sneaky but ingenious Tomato Bushy Stunt.

Potato yellow dwarf virus
Infectious salmon anemia virus
Tomato spotted wilt virus
Cricket paralysis virus
Parsnip yellow fleck virus
Rice tungro spherical virus
Cowpea mosaic virus
Tobacco ringspot virus
Barley yellow mosaic virus
Sweet potato mild mottle virus
Wheat streak mosaic virus
Swine vesicular exanthema virus
Striped jack nervous necrosis virus
Tomato bushy stunt virus
Tobacco streak virus
Cucumber mosaic virus
Lettuce infectious yellows virus
Potato leafroll virus
Tobacco ratte virus
Potato mop-top virus
Peanut clump virus
Raspberry bushy dwarf virus
Southern bean mosaic virus
Indian citrus ringspot virus
Apple stem grooving virus

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