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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2017

ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Iflaviridae

Valles, S. M.; Chen, Y.; Firth, A. E.; Guerin, D. M. A.; Hashimoto, Y.; Herrero, S.; de Miranda, J. R.; Ryabov, E.


Iflaviridae is a family of small non-enveloped viruses with monopartite, positive-stranded RNA genomes of approximately 911 kilobases. Viruses of all classified species infect arthropod hosts, with the majority infecting insects. Both beneficial and pest insects serve as hosts, and infections can be symptomless (Nilaparvatalugens honeydew virus 1) or cause developmental abnormalities (deformed wing virus), behavioural changes (sacbrood virus) and premature mortality (infectious flacherie virus). The host range has not been examined for most members. The most common route of infection for iflaviruses is the ingestion of virus-contaminated food sources. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Iflaviridae, which is available at www. ictv. global/report/iflaviridae.


Iflaviridae; ICTV Report; Taxonomy

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Journal of General Virology
2017, Volume: 98, number: 4, pages: 527-528

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