ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile:PolycipiviridaeIngrida
Valles, Steven M.
Firth, Andrew E.
Guerín Aguilar, Diego Marcelo A.
Rodrigues de Miranda, Joachim
ICTV Report Consortium
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Journal of General Virology 100(4) : 554-555 (2019)
Polycipiviridae is a family of picorna-like viruses with non-segmented, linear, positive-sense RNA genomes of approximately 10-12 kb. Unusually for viruses within the order Picornavirales, their genomes are polycistronic, with four (or more) consecutive 5' -proximal open reading frames (ORFs) encoding structural (and possibly other) proteins and a long 3' ORF encoding the replication polyprotein. Members of species within the family have all been detected in ants or via arthropod transcriptomic datasets. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the Polycipiviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/polycipiviridae.