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

Thermoproteus tenax virus 4

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


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.


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


  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.