ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Ophioviridae

María Laura García*, Elena Dal Bó, John V. da Graça, Selma Gago-Zachert, John Hammond, Pedro Moreno, Tomohide Natsuaki, Vicente Pallás, Jose A. Navarro, Carina A. Reyes, Gabriel Robles Luna, Takahide Sasaya, Ioannis E. Tzanetakis, Anna María Vaira, Martin Verbeek, Elliot J. Lefkowitz, Andrew J. Davison, Stuart G. Siddell, Peter Simmonds, Michael J. AdamsDonald B. Smith, Richard J. Orton, Hélène Sanfaçon

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The Ophioviridae is a family of filamentous plant viruses, with single-stranded negative, and possibly ambisense, RNA genomes of 11.3-12.5 kb divided into 3-4 segments, each encapsidated separately. Virions are naked filamentous nucleocapsids, forming kinked circles of at least two different contour lengths. The sole genus, Ophiovirus, includes seven species. Four ophioviruses are soil-transmitted and their natural hosts include trees, shrubs, vegetables and bulbous or corm-forming ornamentals, both monocots and dicots. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Ophioviridae, which is available at http://www.ictv.global/report/ophioviridae.
Original languageEnglish
Article number000836
Pages (from-to)1161-1162
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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