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Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Unassigned
Genus: Ampullavirus

The Ampullavirus consists of viruses[1] that infect archaea. Ampulla means bottle in Latin, referring to the bottle-shape of the virion.


  1. ^ Häring M, Rachel R, Peng X, Garrett RA, Prangishvili D. "Viral diversity in hot springs of Pozzuoli, Italy, and characterization of a unique archaeal virus, Acidianus bottle-shaped virus, from a new family, the Ampullaviridae." J Virol. 2005 Aug;79(15):9904-11.

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