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Virus classification
Group II (ssDNA)
Type Species

Erythroparvovirus is a genus of viruses, in the family Parvoviridae[2], in the subfamily Parvovirinae. Primates serve as natural hosts. There are currently six species in this genus including the type species Primate erythroparvovirus 1. Diseases associated with this genus include: fifth disease, skin lesions.[3][4]


Group: ssDNA



Viruses in Erythroparvovirus are non-enveloped, with icosahedral and Round geometries, and T=1 symmetry. The diameter is around 18-26 nm. Genomes are linear, around 6kb in length.[3]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Erythroparvovirus Icosahedral T=1 Non-enveloped Linear None

Life cycle[edit]

Viral replication is nuclear. Entry into the host cell is achieved by attachment to host receptors, which mediates clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Replication follows the rolling-hairpin model. Dna templated transcription, with some alternative splicing mechanism is the method of transcription. The virus exits the host cell by nuclear pore export. Primates serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are oral and respiratory.[3]

Genus Host details Tissue tropism Entry details Release details Replication site Assembly site Transmission
Erythroparvovirus Vertebrates often restricted to erythroid progenitors Clathrin-mediated endocytosis Cell lysis Nucleus Nucleus Aerosol


  1. ^ "ICTV 10th Report (2018)Erythroparvovirus".
  2. ^ "ICTV 10th Report (2018)".
  3. ^ a b c "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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