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ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Spiraviridae

Abstract : The family Spiraviridae includes viruses that replicate in hyperthermophilic archaea from the genus Aeropyrum. The non-enveloped, hollow, cylindrical virions are formed from a coiling fibre that consists of two intertwining halves of a single circular nucleoprotein filament. A short appendage protrudes from each end of the cylindrical virion. The genome is circular, positive-sense, single-stranded DNA of 24 893 nucleotides. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on the family Spiraviridae, which is available at
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David Prangishvili, Tomohiro Mochizuki, Mart Krupovic, Ictv Report Consortium. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Spiraviridae. Journal of General Virology, Microbiology Society, 2020, 101 (3), pp.240-241. ⟨10.1099/jgv.0.001385⟩. ⟨pasteur-02559913⟩



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