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.

Derivation of names

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

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Acidianus bottle-shaped virusAcidianus bottle-shaped virusEF432053NC_009452Complete genomeABV

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

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.