Notes on Family: Barnaviridae

bacilliform

Contents

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

General Description

This family currently consists of the single genus Barnavirus (bacilliform RNA virus). It contains the only known ssRNA virus that infects fungi.

Morphology

Virions are bacilliform, not enveloped, about 18-20 nm in diameter and 48-53 nm long. There are no obvious surface projections. The virions contain about 20 % nucleic acid.

Genome

Monopartite, linear, single stranded, positive sense RNA of about 4kb. The 3' terminus has no poly(A) tract and there appears to be no cap at the 5' terminus.

Genera in the Family

There is currently only one genus: