Genus: Metaavulavirus


Genus: Metaavulavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of all species of the genus Metaavulavirus share greater sequence relatedness within the genus than with members of other genera.

 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.
Avian metaavulavirus 2avian paramyxovirus 2Chicken/California/Yucaipa/56EU338414NC_039230Complete genomeAPMV-2
Avian metaavulavirus 5avian paramyxovirus 5budgerigar/Kunitachi/74GU206351NC_025361Complete genomeAPMV-5
Avian metaavulavirus 6avian paramyxovirus 6Goose/FarEast/4440/2003EF569970NC_039194Complete genomeAPMV-6
Avian metaavulavirus 7avian paramyxovirus 7dove/Tennessee/4/75FJ231524NC_025347Complete genomeAPMV-7
Avian metaavulavirus 8avian paramyxovirus 8goose/Delaware/1053/76FJ215863NC_039195Complete genomeAPMV-8
Avian metaavulavirus 10avian paramyxovirus 10penguin/Falkland Islands/324/2007HM147142NC_025349Complete genomeAPMV-10
Avian metaavulavirus 11avian paramyxovirus 11common_snipe/France/100212/2010JQ886184NC_025407Complete genomeAPMV-11
Avian metaavulavirus 14avian paramyxovirus 14duck/Japan/11OG0352/2011KX258200NC_039015Complete genomeAPMV-14
Avian metaavulavirus 15avian paramyxovirus 15calidris_fuscicollis/Brazil/RS-1177/2012KX932454NC_034968Complete coding genomeAPMV-15
Avian metaavulavirus 20avian paramyxovirus 20Gull/Kazakhstan/2014MF033136NC_040796Complete genomeAPMV-20

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