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Beet crypto virus. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of virus particles (virions) of the beet crypto virus (BCV-1). This plant virus is an alphacryptovirus, and has an RNA (ribonucleic acid) genome. It was first identified in the beet plant (Beta vulgaris), a plant cultivated as a food crop. The virus is transmitted by pollen into the pollinated plant's seeds. Magnification: x125,000 when printed 10cm high.
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