Notes on Family: Flaviviridae

enveloped spheres

Contents

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

General Description

This family is characterised by enveloped spherical virions and a single component of single-stranded RNA, which does not have a polyA tail and which encodes a single polyprotein that is subsequently processed into a number of structural and non-structural proteins.

Morphology

Virions enveloped and spherical 40-60 nm in diameter.

Genome

Monopartite positive sense single-stranded RNA of about 9.5-12.5kb and without a 3'-polyA tail. There is a single polyprotein that is subsequently processed into a number of structural and non-structural proteins. The coat protein and two or three membrane-associated proteins occur in the N-terminal portion of the polyprotein.

Genera in the Family