Genus: Omegapapillomavirus

Genus: Omegapapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus are associated with polar bears (Ursus maritimus)Members of this genus lack an E7 ORF.


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Putative novel papillomavirus genome with complete genome sequence data available and that is <70% related to papillomaviruses within the genus.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Omegapapillomavirus 1Ursus maritimus papillomavirus 1EF536349NC_010739Complete genomeUmPV1

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