Notes on Genus: Perhabdovirus

enveloped bacilliform
enveloped bacilliform

Type member: Perch rhabdovirus


General Description

This is one of the animal virus genera in the family Rhabdoviridae. The genus is characterised by its bacilliform, enveloped, particles which contain a monopartite ssRNA genome that is about 11.5 kb in size. The viruses in this genus infect fish. The name is taken from the type member.


Virions are bullet- or cone-shaped, about 140-200 nm long and 60-80 nm in diameter.


Monopartite, linear, single-stranded, negative sense RNA, 11000-11500 nucleotides long.

Genus Genomic Organization

There are the five structural proteins common to all members of the family and no additional ORFs have been identified.

Type Member Genomic Organization

The genes are listed here in their order on the template strand (i.e. from 3' to 5' with respect to the virion strand):
ORF  Gene     ProductFunction
1 N 47.4 kDaCoat protein (nucleocapsid)
2 P 36.0 kDaPolymerase-associated phosphoprotein
3 M 24.1 kdaMatrix protein
4 G 58.3kda Glycoprotein
5 L 239.9 kDa   Polyprotein with replicase and other functions