Genus: Salemvirus


Genus: Salemvirus

Distinguishing features

There is just a single species in this genus. Contrary to other genera in this subfamily, the genome is reported to encode a Zn2+-binding cysteine-rich protein (V). The generation of mRNAs encoding the phosphoprotein (P) requires co-transcriptional editing (Renshaw et al., 2000).

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

Although there is only a single species in the genus, within the family, 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 or not 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.
Salem salemvirusSalem virusUSA/1992JQ697837NC_025386Complete genomeSalV

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