Leviviridae

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Leviviridae
Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Order: Unassigned
Family: Leviviridae
Genera

The Leviviridae are a family of bacteriophages. These are small RNA viruses with linear, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA genomes that encode only four proteins. All phages of this family require bacterial pili to attach to and infect cells.

Taxonomy[edit]

The family has two genera, both of which currently have two known species.

Genome[edit]

The four proteins encoded are the coat, replicase, maturation and lysis proteins.

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