Genus: Bopivirus

Genus: Bopivirus

Distinguishing features

The genus is distinguished on the basis of genetic characters.



No details are available on the morphology of the virions.

Nucleic acid

Genome: 7,018 nt (5′-UTR: >248 nt; ORF: 6,669 nt; 3′-UTR: 101 nt) (R. Tokarz and WI Lipkin, unpublished). The location of the cre has not been identified.

Genome organization and replication

Genome layout:


The deduced polyprotein is of 2,223 amino acids. There is no L protein.


Viral RNA was detected in samples of cattle (Bos taurus).

Derivation of names

Bopi-: from bovine picornavirus

Species demarcation criteria

There is only a single species in the genus.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Bopivirus Abovine picornaviruscattle/TCH6/2013/USAKM589358NC_026249Complete coding genomeBoPV

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