Genus: Bicaudavirus

Genus: Bicaudavirus

Distinguishing features

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

Derivation of names

Acidianus two-tailed virus: genus of archaeal host Acidianus and the distinguishing characteristic of the virion

Species demarcation criteria

Not applicable

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Acidianus two-tailed virusAcidianus two-tailed virusAJ888457NC_007409Complete genomeATV

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

Related, unclassified viruses

A closely related virus, Acidianus two-tailed virus 2, which shares 90% identity over 92% of the genome, is an unclassified virus within the genus Bicaudavirus.

Virus name

Accession number

Virus abbreviation

Acidianus two-tailed virus 2



Virus names and virus abbreviations are not official ICTV designations.