Table 1: Viruses used for silencing of genes and their hosts with targeted genes are listed.

Viruse/viruse typeSilencing host speciesGroupGenes silencedNatural host speciesReference

Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)/RNA virusNicotiana TobamoviruspdsTomato, squash, potato, tobacco
benthamiana,[11]
nicotiana tabacum
Potato virus X (PVX)/RNA virusNicotiana PotexviruspdsPotato, oilseed, rape
benthamiana, [21, 22]
Arabidopsis
Tobacco rattle virus (TRV)/RNA virusNicotiana Tobravirus Rar1, EDS1, NPR1/NIM1 pds, rbcS, Spinach, beet, potato, tobacco
benthamiana, tomato,
Arabidopsi, solanum species,[14, 16, 2325]
chilli pepper, opium poppy,
Aquilegia vulgaris
Barly stripe mosaic virus (BSMV) RNA virusBarleyHordeiviruspds, Lr21, Rar1, Sgt1, Hsp90Barley, wheat[26, 27]
Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV)/RNA virusGlycine maxComoviruspdsPhaseolus vulgaris,glycine max[28]
Pea early browning virus (PEBV)/RNA viruse Pisum sativu,Tobraviruspspds, uni, kor, pdsPisum sativum,
Medicago truncatula, Phaseolus[29, 30]
Lathyrus odoratavulgaris
Satellite tobaccomosaic virus (STMV)/Satellite virusNicotiana tabacumRNA satellite viruspds, rbcS, rbcL and various genesNicotiana glauca, pepper[31]
Poplar mosaic virus (PopMV)/RNA virusPoplarCarlavirusgfpNicotiana [32]
benthamiana
Brome mosaic virus (BMV)/RNA virusBarley, rice, maizeBromoviruspds, actin 1, rubisco activaseBarley[33]
Tobacco golden mosaic virus (TGMV)/DNA virusNicotiana BegomovirussuTomato [34]
benthamiana,
Tomato bushy shunt virus (TBSV)/RNA virusNicotiana TombusvirusgfpLycopersicon esculentum [35]
benthamiana,
Cabbage leaf curl virus (CaLCuV)/DNAArabidopsisBegomovirusCH42, pds Cabbage,
broccoli,[36]
cauliflower
African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV)/DNA virusNicotiana Begomoviruspds, su, cyp79d2Manihot esculenta
benthamiana, [37]
Manihot esculenta
Tomato yellow leaf curl China Virus (TYLCV)/DNA virusNicotiana benthamiana,DNAbeta satellite DNApcna, pds, su, gfpTomato
Lycopersicon esculentum,[38]
N. glutinosa,
N. tabacum