Genus: Jeilongvirus


Genus: Jeilongvirus

Distinguishing features

These viruses contain two extra transcription units between the fusion (F) and receptor binding protein RBP genes encoding small membrane associated proteins, with exception of Mount Mabu Lophuromys virus 1 (MMLV-1) and Mount Mabu Lophuromys virus 2 (MMLV-2) which contain only a single small trans-membrane protein. All members encode a non-structural protein (C). The viruses have mostly been isolated from rodents (Li et al., 2006). 

Virion

See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.

Antigenicity

See discussion under family description.

Biology

See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Species demarcation is now entirely based on the distance in the phylogenic tree based on the comparison of complete large (L) protein amino acid sequences. Since the primary criterion is the tree topology, whether a virus belongs to the same species becomes a matter of branch length between the nearest node and the tip of the branch. This length is defined as 0.03 in the trees generated as described in the legend to Figure 3.Paramyxoviridae. 

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Beilong jeilongvirusBeilong virusDQ100461NC_007803Complete genomeBeiV
Jun jeilongvirusJ-virusAY900001NC_007454Complete genomeJV
Lophuromys jeilongvirus 1Mount Mabu Lophuromys virus 1MOZ135_1MG573140NC_043539Complete genomeMMLV-1
Lophuromys jeilongvirus 2Mount Mabu Lophuromys virus 2MOZ135_2MG573141NC_043540Complete genomeMMLV-2
Myodes jeilongvirusPohorje Myodes paramyxovirus 1TT02/05MG516455Complete genomePMPV-1
Tailam jeilongvirusTailam virusTL8KJN689227NC_025355Complete genomeTaiV

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