Genus: Tapwovirus


Genus: Tapwovirus

Distinguishing features

Species are placed in the genus based upon phylogeny and host range.

Virion

Morphology

Not reported.

Nucleic acid

Bisegmented, negative-sense RNA.

Proteins

Wēnzhōu tapeworm virus 1 (WzTWV-1) genome encodes 5 proteins including a putative glycoprotein and four hypothetical proteins on RNA 2 and an RNA-directed RNA polymerase on RNA 1, identified on the basis of sequence similarity and structural properties shared with mononegavirus homologues (Shi et al., 2016).

Genome organization and replication

WzTWV-1 has two negative-sense RNA genome segments with reported sequence data of 6 kb (Shi et al., 2016).

Antigenicity

Not reported.

Biology

Tapwovirus genome sequence was isolated from tapeworms.

Species demarcation criteria

Not applicable.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Tapeworm tapwovirusWēnzhōu tapeworm virus 1SGJSC14943 Seg1: KX884436; Seg2: KX884437Seg1: NC_033450; Seg2: NC_033451Complete coding genomeWzTWV-1

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

Derivation of names

Tapwovirus: from Wēnzhōu tapeworm virus 1 and virus, the suffix for a genus.