Banana streak MY virus

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Banana streak MY virus
Virus classification Edit this classification
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Pararnavirae
Phylum: Artverviricota
Class: Revtraviricetes
Order: Ortervirales
Family: Caulimoviridae
Genus: Badnavirus
Banana streak MY virus

Banana streak MY virus (BSMYV) is a plant virus that causes banana streak disease of banana (Musa) species, which results in chlorotic streaks in the leaves and a reduced crop. The virus has been recovered from Australia, India and Tonga.[1] It is composed of a double-stranded DNA genome and may exist in either an infectious episomal form or an endogenous form which is integrated into the host DNA. It is spread by several species of mealy bug.[2]


  1. ^ Stainton, Daisy; Halafihi, Mana’ia; Collings, David; Varsani, Arvind (June 2015). "Genome Sequence of Banana Streak MY Virus from the Pacific Ocean Island of Tonga". Genome Announcements. 3 (3). doi:10.1128/genomeA.00543-15. PMC 4447910. PMID 26021925.
  2. ^ Geering, AD; Pooggin, MM; Olszewski, NE; Lockhart, BE; Thomas, JE (April 2005). "Characterisation of Banana streak Mysore virus and evidence that its DNA is integrated in the B genome of cultivated Musa". Archives of Virology. 150 (4): 787–96. doi:10.1007/s00705-004-0471-z. PMID 15785970. S2CID 19958490.