Notes on Family: Alvernaviridae

icosahedra

Contents

Members of this Family
General Description
Morphology
Genome
Genera in the Family
All Known Sequences
Curated Sequences

General Description

As the name is intended to indicate, this family consists of viruses infecting alveolates and which have a ssRNA genome.

Morphology

Virions isometric (icosahedral) and approximately 30 nm in diameter.

Genome

Monopartite positive sense single-stranded RNA of about 4.4 kb with a stem loop structure at the 3'-end. There are two ORFs, one encoding an RNA polymerase and the other the coat protein.

Genera in the Family

There is currently only one genus: