|Group:||Group I (dsDNA)|
|Sulfolobus newzealandicus droplet-shaped virus
The name is derived from the Latin gutta, meaning 'droplet'.
The virons consist of a coat, a core, a nucleocapsid, and projecting fibers at the pointed end. They are ovoid (droplet shaped), enveloped, 70-95 nm in diameter and 110-185 nm long. The surface of the viron has a beehive-like ribbed surface pattern with protrusions that are densely covered by a 'beard' of long fibers at its pointed end.
The genome is circular non segmented double-stranded DNA ~20 kilobases in length. The genome is extremely heavily methylated.
- Mochizuki T, Sako Y, Prangishvili D (2011) Provirus induction in hyperthermophilic Archaea: Characterization of Aeropyrum pernix spindle-shaped virus 1 and Aeropyrum pernix ovoid virus 1. J Bacteriol 193(19):5412-5419
- Arnold HP, Ziese U and Zillig W (2000). SNDV, a novel virus of the extremely thermophilic and acidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus. Virology 272:409-16.
- Viral zone 
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