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(Microbiology) biology a virus that attacks fungi


(ˈmaɪ koʊˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any fungus-infecting virus.
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A geminivirus-related DNA mycovirus that confers hypovirulence to a plant pathogenic fungus.
Enzymatic activities and effects of mycovirus infection on the virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae in Rhipicephalus microplus.
In the geothermal soil of Yellowstone National Park, panic grass (Dichanthelium lanuginosum) can survive soil temperatures of up to 65 oC via symbiotic association with the fungus Curvularia protuberate bearing a mycovirus named Curvularia thermotolerance virus (CThTV).