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Members of the genus Peropuvirus infect parasitoid wasps, barnacles, pillworms, woodlice odonates, or copepods.
Pteromalus puparum negative-strand RNA virus 1 (PpNSRV-1) was originally isolated from a laboratory parasitoid strain of a pteromalid wasp. The virus is present in various tissues and life stages of the parasitoid and is transmitted vertically through females and males. PpNSRV-1 increases adult longevity and impairs several fitness parameters of the wasp but has no influence on successful parasitism. PpNSRV1 moderates the offspring sex ratio by decreasing female offspring numbers (Wang et al., 2017).
See discussion under family description.
No species demarcation criteria have been established beyond virus phylogeny and hosts. Members of different Peropuvirus species differ by 52–75% in L amino acid sequence, although sequence divergence is not currently used as a formal species demarcation criterion.
Exemplar isolate of the speciesSpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.Beihai peropuvirusBěihǎi rhabdo-like virus 1BHTSS15727KX884412NC_032555Complete coding genomeBhRLV-1Hubei peropuvirusHúběi rhabdo-like virus 6QTM24798KX884421partial genomeHbRLV-6Odonate peropuvirusHúběi rhabdo-like virus 8QTM19395KX884420partial genomeHbRLV-8Pillworm peropuvirusHúběi rhabdo-like virus 5WHSFII19440KX884446partial genomeHbRLV-5Pteromalus puparum peropuvirusPteromalus puparum negative-strand RNA virus 11KX431032NC_038269Complete genomePpNSRV-1Woodlouse peropuvirusBěihǎi rhabdo-like virus 2BHTSS7258KX884413NC_032558Complete coding genomeBhRLV-2
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