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Carnation mottle virus. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of virus particles (virions) of the carnation mottle virus (CarMV). This plant virus is a carmovirus, and has an RNA (ribonucleic acid) genome. It was first identified in 1955 in the carnations (Dianthus sp.), a genus of plants cultivated for their flowers. This virus also infects Begonia plants. Symptoms include a mild mottling. The virus is transmitted by contact between plants. Magnification: x125,000 when printed 10cm high.
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