This sequence information in this section is correct to 30th June 2013. Due to technical advances there have been significant changes in our understanding of virus sequence classification. AAB does currently not have the capacity to update this section of the website so we advise readers to use the published information with caution. The published sequences should be doubled-checked to ensure that they have been correctly annotated.

We provide here the accession numbers used by EMBL and Genbank databases for all the sequences of viruses, satellites and viroids infecting plants, fungi and protozoa. These have been checked to ensure that, as far as possible, they are allocated here to their correct name. This version was correct to 30 June 2013. The names follow the latest decisions of the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) as far as possible.

Using files developed for the DPV CD-ROM, all those sequences encoding one or more gene, or which are complete in the case of non-coding satellites and viroids, have been incorporated into a sequence feature database (DPVWeb) together with verified annotations for the open reading frames and other major features. To assist comparisons with related viruses, there are also representative sequences for every completely sequenced animal virus with an RNA or ssDNA genome. Sequence features (genes etc.) can be selected and downloaded in FASTA format. This can be done by following the links to Featured Sequences from the Notes pages.


Following several requests, we are now providing the facility to download the complete set of plant virus sequences as held in the EMBL and Genbank databases. The files have been zipped to decrease their size. Right-click on the links to select the option to download and save the files:

These files also include viroids and (plant virus) satellite nucleic acid sequences.