ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Hypoviridae

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  • © 2018, Microbiology Society. All rights reserved. The Hypoviridae, comprising one genus, Hypovirus, is a family of capsidless viruses with positive-sense, ssRNA genomes of 9.1–12.7 kb that possess either a single large ORF or two ORFs. The ORFs appear to be translated from genomic RNA by non-canonical mechanisms, i.e. internal ribosome entry site-mediated and stop/restart translation. Hypoviruses have been detected in ascomycetous or basidiomycetous filamentous fungi, and are considered to be replicated in host Golgi-derived, lipid vesicles that contain their dsRNA as a replicative form. Some hypoviruses induce hypovirulence to host fungi, while others do not. This is a summary of the current ICTV report on the taxonomy of the Hypoviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/hypoviridae.
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  • Suzuki N; Ghabrial SA; Kim KH; Pearson M; Marzano SYL; Yaegashi H; Xie J; Guo L; Kondo H; Koloniuk I
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  • 615
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  • 616
  • Volume

  • 99
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  • 5