Notes on Genus: Mimoreovirus

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Type member: Micromonas pusilla reovirus

Contents

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

General Description

This is one of the genera in the family Reoviridae. The only known member has 11 segments, the largest of which is much bigger that that of any other members of the family. It infects a photosynthetic marine protist, Micromonas, from which the genus name is derived.

Morphology

Virions isometric (icosahedral), probably c.80 nm in diameter.

Genome

Linear, double stranded RNA in 11 segments. Each virion contains a single copy of the entire genome. Total genome c.25500 nucleotides long.

Genus Genomic Organization

Each segment has a single ORF.

Type Member Genomic Organization