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Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Globuloviridae
  • Globulovirus

Globuloviridae is a family of viruses. Pyrobaculum and thermoproteus archaea serve as natural hosts. There are currently only two species in this family, divided among 1 genera (Globulovirus).[1][2]


Group: dsDNA



Viruses in Globuloviridae are enveloped, with spherical geometries. The diameter is around 100 nm. Genomes are linear and non-segmented, around 20-30kb in length.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Globulovirus Spherical Enveloped Circular Monopartite

Life cycle[edit]

Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Dna templated transcription is the method of transcription. Pyrobaculum and thermoproteus archaea serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are passive diffusion.[1]

Genus Host details Tissue tropism Entry details Release details Replication site Assembly site Transmission
Globulovirus Pyrobaculum and Thermoproteus archaea None Injection Budding Cytoplasm Cytoplasm Passive diffusion


  1. ^ a b c "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  • Häring M, Peng X, Brügger K, Rachel R, Stetter KO, Garrett RA, Prangishvili D (2004). "Morphology and genome organization of the virus PSV of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genera Pyrobaculum and Thermoproteus: a novel virus family, the Globuloviridae". Virology. 323 (2): 233–242. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2004.03.002. PMID 15193919. 

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