Notes on Family: Nodaviridae
This family consists of ssRNA viruses that infect animals and which have small (<5kb) bipartite genomes. The name is derived from the Japanese town (Noda
mura) where the best known member was first isolated.
Virions isometric (icosahedral), not enveloped, 29-32 nm in diameter without any distinctive surface struture.
Bipartite positive sense single-stranded RNA without 3'-polyA tails. The non-structural proteins are encoded on RNA1 and the coat protein precursor on RNA2.
Genera in the Family