An example of a true mycovirus is the causal agent of La France disease. This is a disease that affects the edible mushroom, Agaricus bisporus. It is also known as X disease, watery stripe, dieback and brown disease. Symptoms include:
Mushrooms have shown no resistance to the virus, and so control has had to be via hygenic practises to stop the spread of the virus.
Publication No. WO/2009/093409 Published on July 30, Assigned to Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology for Novel Mycovirus, Attenuated Strain of Phytopathogenic Fungus, Plant Disease Controlling Agent, Method of Producing Mycovirus, Method of Attenuating Phytopathogenic Fungus and Method of Controlling Plant Disease (Japanese Inventors)
Aug 04, 2009; GENEVA, Aug. 4 -- Hiromitsu Moriyama, Toshiyuki Fukuhara, Tsutomu Arie and Tohru Teraoka, all from Japan, have developed a novel...