Notes on Genus: Orbivirus

icosahedra

Type member: Bluetongue virus

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 10 segments, particles more than 70 nm in diameter and sedimentation coefficients less than 600S.

Morphology

Virions isometric (icosahedral), c.80 nm in diameter, with a double capsid shell surrounding a core of c.46 nm.

Genome

Linear, double stranded RNA in 10 segments. Each virion contains a single copy of the entire genome. Total genome up to c.19200 nucleotides long.

Genus Genomic Organization

Each segment has a single ORF.

Type Member Genomic Organization