oa ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Dicistroviridae
- Authors: S. M Valles1, Y Chen2, A. E Firth3, D. M. A Guérin4, Y Hashimoto5, S Herrero6, J. R de Miranda7, E Ryabov2, ICTV Report Consortium
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1 1United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville FL 32608, USA 2 2United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville MD 20705, USA 3 3Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QP, UK 4 4Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of the Basque Country (EHU), Biophysics Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU), B° Sarriena S/N, 48940 Leioa, Spain 5 5Protein Sciences Corporation, Meriden CT 06450, USA 6 6Department of Genetics, Universitat de València, Burjassot, Spain 7 7Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala 750 07, Sweden
- *Correspondence: S. M. Valles, Steven.Valles@ars.usda.gov
- First Published Online: 01 April 2017, Journal of General Virology 98: 355-356, doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000756
- Subject: ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profiles
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- This is an open access article published by the Microbiology Society under the Creative Commons Attribution License
Dicistroviridae is a family of small non-enveloped viruses with monopartite, linear, positive-sense RNA genomes of approximately 8–10 kb. Viruses of all classified species infect arthropod hosts, with some having devastating economic consequences, such as acute bee paralysis virus in domesticated honeybees and taura syndrome virus in shrimp farming. Conversely, the host specificity and other desirable traits exhibited by several members of this group make them potential natural enemies for intentional use against arthropod pests, such as triatoma virus against triatomine bugs that vector Chagas disease. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Dicistroviridae which is available at www.ictv.global/report/dicistroviridae.
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