Genomoviridae: a new family of widespread single-stranded DNA viruses

Mart Krupovic, Said A. Ghabrial, Daohong Jiang, Arvind Varsani

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Here, we introduce a new family of eukaryote-infecting single-stranded (ss) DNA viruses that was created recently by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). The family, named Genomoviridae, contains a single genus, Gemycircularvirus, which currently has one recognized virus species, Sclerotinia gemycircularvirus 1. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum hypovirulence-associated DNA virus 1 (SsHADV-1) is currently the sole representative isolate of the family; however, a great number of SsHADV-1-like ssDNA virus genomes has been sequenced from various environmental, plant- and animal-associated samples, indicating that members of family Genomoviridae are widespread and abundant in the environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2633-2643
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of virology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Virology


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