Genus: Paraavulavirus


Genus: Paraavulavirus

Distinguishing features

Members of all species of the genus Paraavulavirus have hemagglutinin and neuraminidase activities. They 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 paraavulavirus 3avian paramyxovirus 3turkey/Wisconsin/68EU782025NC_025373Complete genomeAPMV-3
Avian paraavulavirus 4avian paramyxovirus 4KR/YJ/06EU877976Complete genomeAPMV-4

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