Notes on Genus: Dinornavirus
Type member: Heterocapsa circularisquama RNA virus 01
This is currently the only genus in the family Alvernaviridae
. It consists of viruses infecting dino
flagellates and which have an RNA
Virions isometric (icosahedral) and approximately 30 nm in diameter.
Monopartite positive sense single-stranded RNA of about 4.4 kb with a stem loop structure at the 3'-end.
Genus Genomic Organization
There are two ORFs, one encoding an RNA polymerase and the other the coat protein.
Type Member Genomic Organization
There are two ORFs:
- RNA polymerase (110 kDa)
- Coat protein (38 kDa)