Notes on Genus: Dinovernavirus

icosahedra

Type member: Aedes pseudoscutellaris reovirus

Contents

Members of this Genus
General Description
Morphology
Electron Micrograph
Genome
Genus Genomic Organization
Genome Map
Type Member Genomic Organization
Curated Sequences

General Description

This is one of the animal virus genera in the family Reoviridae. Members have 9 segments (fewer than any other genus in the family) and infect insects. The name reflects the fact that these are double-stranded, insect viruses with nine (latin novem), RNA segments.

Morphology

Virions isometric (icosahedral), 55-69 nm in diameter, with a single capsid shell and hollow surface spikes similar to those of the genus Cypovirus.

Genome

Linear, double stranded RNA in 9 segments. Five of these are larger than 3 kb in size. Each virion contains a single copy of the entire genome. Total genome c.23000 nucleotides long.

Genus Genomic Organization

Each segment has a single ORF.

Type Member Genomic Organization