Bacilloviridae

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Bacilloviridae
Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Bacilloviridae
Genus: Bacilliovirus
Species

Thermoproteus tenax virus 4
SIRV

The Bacilloviridae are a family of double stranded DNA viruses that infect species belonging to the archaeal genera Sulfolobus and Thermoproteus.[1]

Virology[edit]

The virons are rod-shaped and inflexible. At the ends of the viron are structures involved in adherence to the host cell.

The genome is linear.

Taxonomy[edit]

SIRV may be related to the Haloarcula hispanica SH1 virus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zillig W, Prangishvilli D, Schleper C, Elferink M, Holz I, Albers S, Janekovic D, Götz D (1996). "Viruses, plasmids and other genetic elements of thermophilic and hyperthermophilic Archaea". FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 18 (2-3): 225–36. PMID 8639330. 
  2. ^ Bamford DH, Ravantti JJ, Rönnholm G, Laurinavicius S, Kukkaro P, Dyall-Smith M, Somerharju P, Kalkkinen N, Bamford JK (2005). "Constituents of SH1, a novel lipid-containing virus infecting the halophilic euryarchaeon Haloarcula hispanica". J. Virol. 79 (14): 9097–107. PMC 1168735Freely accessible. PMID 15994804. doi:10.1128/JVI.79.14.9097-9107.2005.