Genus: Ampullavirus

Genus: Ampullavirus

Distinguishing features

Since only one genus is currently recognized, the genus description corresponds to the family description.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Not applicable


See discussion under family description.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Acidianus bottle-shaped virusAcidianus bottle-shaped virusEF432053NC_009452Complete genomeABV

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.

Derivation of names

Acidianus bottle-shaped virus: genus of archaeal host Acidianus and shape of virion

Related, unclassified viruses

Virus name

Accession number

Virus abbreviation

Acidianus bottle-shaped virus 2



Acidianus bottle-shaped virus 3



Virus names and virus abbreviations are not official ICTV designations.