Genus: Bossavirus

Genus: Bossavirus

Distinguishing features

The predicted amino acid sequences of members form a distinct lineage within the subfamily (Figure 1.Gammaherpesvirinae).


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family and subfamily description.


Members of the only species have an aquatic mammal (dolphin) as host.

Species demarcation criteria

See discussion under family description.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Delphinid gammaherpesvirus 1delphinid gammaherpesvirus 1; common bottlenose dolphin gammaherpesvirus 1SarasotaKY965444NC_035117Complete genomeDeGHV1

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