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ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Tristromaviridae

Abstract : Tristromaviridae is a family of viruses with linear, double-stranded DNA genomes of 16-18 kbp. The flexible, filamentous virions (400±20 nm×30±3 nm) consist of an envelope and an inner core constructed from two structural units: a rod-shaped helical nucleocapsid and a nucleocapsid-encompassing matrix protein layer. Tristromaviruses are lytic and infect hyperthermophilic archaea of the order Thermoproteales. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the Tristromaviridae, which is available at
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David Prangishvili, Elena Rensen, Tomohiro Mochizuki, Mart Krupovic, Ictv Report Consortium. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Tristromaviridae. Journal of General Virology, Microbiology Society, 2019, 100, pp.135-136. ⟨10.1099/jgv.0.001190⟩. ⟨pasteur-01977323⟩



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