ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Peribunyaviridae

Hughes, H. R. et al. (2020) ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Peribunyaviridae. Journal of General Virology, 101, pp. 1-2. (doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001365) (PMID:31846417)

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Peribunyaviruses are enveloped and possess three distinct, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA segments comprising 11.2–12.5 kb in total. The family includes globally distributed viruses in the genera Orthobunyavirus, Herbevirus, Pacuvirus and Shangavirus. Most viruses are maintained in geographically-restricted vertebrate–arthropod transmission cycles that can include transovarial transmission from arthropod dam to offspring. Others are arthropod-specific. Arthropods can be persistently infected. Human infection occurs through blood feeding by an infected vector arthropod. Infections can result in a diversity of human and veterinary clinical outcomes in a strain-specific manner. Segment reassortment is evident between some peribunyaviruses. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the family Peribunyaviridae, which is available at ictv.global/report/peribunyaviridae.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding information: Production of this summary, the online chapter, and associated resources was funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust (WT108418AIA). W. M. S. is supported by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (17/13981–0).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shi, Dr Xiaohong
Authors: Hughes, H. R., Adkins, S., Alkhovskiy, S., Beer, M., Blair, C., Calisher, C. H., Drebot, M., Lambert, A. J., de Souza, W., Marklewitz, M., Nunes, M. R. T., Shí, X., and ICTV Report Consortium,
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of General Virology
Publisher:Microbiology Society
ISSN (Online):1465-2099
Published Online:01 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Microbiology Society 2020
First Published:First published in Journal of General Virology 101:1-2
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