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ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Guttaviridae

Abstract : Guttaviridae is a family of enveloped viruses infecting hyperthermophilic archaea. The virions are ovoid or droplet-shaped, with a diameter of 55-80 nm and a length of 75-130 nm. The genome is a circular dsDNA molecule of around 14-20 kbp. The droplet-shaped morphology is unprecedented among viruses of bacteria and eukaryotes and represents a group of archaea-specific virion morphotypes. The family includes two genera, Alphaguttavirus and Betaguttavirus, each with a single species. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of Guttaviridae, which is available at
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David Prangishvili, Tomohiro Mochizuki, Mart Krupovic, Ictv Report Consortium. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Guttaviridae. Journal of General Virology, Microbiology Society, 2018, 99, pp.290-291. ⟨10.1099/jgv.0.001027⟩. ⟨pasteur-01977339⟩



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