Citation: Coffin , R S & Coutts , R H A 1993 , ' The closteroviruses, capilloviruses and other similar viruses : A short review ' Journal of General Virology , vol 74 , no. 8 , pp. 1475-1483 . DOI: 10.1099/0022-1317-74-8-1475
The closteroviruses and capilloviruses are diverse groups of structurally similar, flexuous, filamentous plant viruses. However, because of a lack of information of other than a morphological nature the taxonomy of these virus groups and of other similar elongated viruses has been somewhat confused, and to some extent is likely to remain so for some time.