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Title: ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Ophioviridae

item GARCIA, MARIA - Universidad De La Plata
item DAL BO, ELENA - Universidad De La Plata
item DA GRACA, JOHN - Texas A&M University
item GAGO-ZACHERT, SELMA - Leibniz Institute Of Plant Biochemistry
item Hammond, John
item MORENO, PEDRO - Instituto Valenciano De Investigaciones Agrarias
item NATSUAKI, TOMOHIDE - Utsunomiya University
item PALLAS, VICENTE - Instituto De Biología Molecular Y Celular De Plantas
item NAVARRO, JOSE - Instituto De Biología Molecular Y Celular De Plantas
item REYES, CARINA - Universidad De La Plata
item ROBLES LUNA, GABRIEL - Universidad De La Plata
item SASAYA, TAKAHIDE - National Agriculture And Food Research Organization (NARO), Agricultrual Research Center
item TZANETAKIS, IOANNIS - University Of Arkansas
item VAIRA, ANNA MARIA - National Research Council - Italy
item VERBEEK, MARTIN - Wageningen University And Research Center

Submitted to: Journal of General Virology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/12/2017
Publication Date: 6/21/2017
Citation: Garcia, M., Dal Bo, E., Da Graca, J., Gago-Zachert, S., Hammond, J., Moreno, P., Natsuaki, T., Pallas, V., Navarro, J., Reyes, C., Robles Luna, G., Sasaya, T., Tzanetakis, I., Vaira, A., Verbeek, M. 2017. ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Ophioviridae. Journal of General Virology. 98(6):1161-1162.

Interpretive Summary: Virus taxonomy must be periodically re-examined in order to ensure that virus classification remains current in light of new knowledge and the discovery of novel virus species. A summary of the current knowledge pertaining to the plant virus family Ophioviridae is presented. This information will aid the correct classification of any newly emerging viruses associated with this family, and provide a resource for virologists for comparative purposes.

Technical Abstract: The Ophioviridae is a family of filamentous plant viruses, with a single stranded negative, and possibly ambisense, RNA genome of 11.3–12.5 kb divided into 3–4 segments, each encapsidated by a single coat protein. Virions are naked filamentous nucleocapsids, forming kinked circles of at least two different contour lengths. Ophiovirus, the sole genus recognized within the family, consists of seven members. Four ophioviruses are soil-transmitted; their natural hosts include trees, shrubs, vegetables, and bulbous or corm-forming ornamentals, both monocots and dicots. This is a summary of the current ICTV report on the taxonomy of the Ophioviridae, available at