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Virus classification
Group I (dsDNA)
Type species
Ictalurid herpesvirus 1

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Ictalurivirus is a genus of viruses in the order Herpesvirales, in the family Alloherpesviridae. Fish serve as natural hosts. There are currently three species in this genus including the type species Ictalurid herpesvirus 1. Diseases associated with this genus include: channel catfish disease.[1][2]


The genus consists of the following three species:[2]


Viruses in Ictalurivirus are enveloped, with icosahedral and spherical to pleomorphic geometries, and T=16 symmetry. The diameter is around 150-200 nm. Genomes are linear and non-segmented, around 134kb in length.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Ictalurivirus Spherical pleomorphic T=16 Enveloped Circular Monopartite

Life cycle[edit]

Viral replication is nuclear, and is lysogenic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by attachment of the viral glycoproteins to host receptors, which mediates endocytosis. Dna templated transcription is the method of transcription. Fish 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
Ictalurivirus Fish None Glycoprotiens Budding Nucleus Nucleus 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.

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