Notes on Genus: Pelamoviroid

no particles

Type member: Peach latent mosaic viroid

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 three genera of viroids assigned to the family Avsunviroidae. All members of this family lack a central conserved region (CCR) and have the ability to self-cleave through hammerhead structures. This genus differs from other viroids in the family because its members have a branched structure, a high (>50%) G+C content and thermodynamically stable hammerhead ribozymes.

Morphology

Like all viroids, they have no virions and encode no proteins.

Genome

One circular, single stranded molecule of RNA, 337-399 nucleotides long.

Genus Genomic Organization

The RNA is non-coding.

Type Member Genomic Organization

The genome consists of one circular, single stranded molecule of RNA, 337 nucleotides long, which is non-coding.