The genus contains the following species:
Viruses in Bymovirus are non-enveloped, with flexuous and Filamentous geometries. The diameter is around 12-15 nm, with a length of 500-600 and 200-300 nm. Genomes are linear and bipartite, around 23.5-3.8kb in length.
Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by penetration into the host cell. Replication follows the positive stranded RNA virus replication model. Positive stranded RNA virus transcription is the method of transcription. The virus exits the host cell by tubule-guided viral movement. Plants serve as the natural host. The virus is transmitted via a vector (fungus; plasmodiophorales). Transmission routes are vector, mechanical, and oral.