Genus: Treisepsilonpapillomavirus

Genus: Treisepsilonpapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

The sole member of this genus was isolated from the healthy skin of an Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). The E6 protein contains a single zinc-binding E6 motif. The genome also encodes a unique E9 protein (Van Doorslaer et al., 2017b).


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

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

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Treisepsilonpapillomavirus 1Pygoscelis adeliae papillomavirusCrozier_2013KJ173785NC_023894Complete genomePaPV1
Treisepsilonpapillomavirus 1Pygoscelis adeliae papillomavirus 1MF168943Complete genomePaPV1

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