Notes on Genus: Cardoreovirus
Type member: Eriocheir sinensis reovirus
- Members of this Genus
- General Description
- Electron Micrograph
- Genus Genomic Organization
- Genome Map
- Type Member Genomic Organization
- All Known Sequences
- Curated Sequences
General DescriptionThis is one of the animal virus genera in the family Reoviridae. Members have 12 segments and infect crustaceans. The electrophoretic mobility profile is different from that of other genera in the family and the limited sequence data suggest a distant phylogenetic relationship to the genus Seadornavirus. The name reflects the fact that these viruses have been isolated from crabs (latin Carcinus) and have 12 (latin dodecem) RNA segments.
MorphologyVirions isometric (icosahedral), c.80 nm in diameter.
GenomeLinear, double stranded RNA in 12 segments. Each virion contains a single copy of the entire genome.
Genus Genomic OrganizationEach segment has a single ORF.
Type Member Genomic OrganizationThere are no complete sequence data for the type member but for Scylla serrata reovirus SZ-2007, the twelve segments are as follows:
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