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News : Read the latest ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profiles.

30 November 2017

The latest in our series of ICTV Taxonomy Profiles have been published on Partitiviridae, Pneumoviridae, Nyamiviridae, Pleolipoviridae and Hepeviridae.

The Partitiviridae is a family of small, isometric, non-enveloped viruses with bisegmented double-stranded (ds) RNA genomes and contain viruses that infect a broad range hosts including plants, fungi and protozoa.

The Pneumoviridae are also negative-sense RNA viruses but are large and enveloped. They infect a range of mammalian species and some birds, but some also are pathogenic to humans and their transmission is thought to be primarily through aerosol droplets and contact.

The Nyamiviridae family are unsegment, negative sense RNA viruses and can infect ticks, wasps, nematodes and birds.

Members of the Pleolipoviridae family exclusively infect members of extremely halophilic archaea and are pseudo-spherical and pleomorphic, with different types of DNA genomes.

Lastly, the Hepeviridae is a family of enterically transmitted non-enveloped positive-sense viruses, which infect a range of hosts such as fish, mammals and birds, and includes the generally self-limiting hepatitis E virus.

Find the full collection of ICTV Taxonomy Profiles here.

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