Notes on Family: Chrysoviridae
This family currently consists of the single genus Chrysovirus
. It contains dsRNA viruses that infect fungi and which have four genome components. Some chrysovirus sequences have now also been isolated from plants; it is not yet clear whether these are genuine plant pathogens, or whether they have been isolated from a parasitic fungus within the plant.
Virions isometric (icosahedral), not enveloped, 35-40 nm in diameter.
Linear, double stranded RNA with four segments, ranging from about 2.9-3.6 kb in size.
Genera in the Family
There is currently only one genus: