Genus: Gallivirus

Genus: Gallivirus


Nucleic acid

Length of genome (Lau et al., 2014, Boros et al., 2012a): c. 8,500 nt (5'-UTR: 761 nt; ORF: 7,425 nt; 3'-UTR: 310 nt). 5' UTR contains a type II IRES. The 3' UTR is long at 310 nt. The location of the cre has not been identified.

Genome organization and replication

Genome layout:


The deduced polyprotein has a length of 2,474 aa. There is a L protein with unknown function. The 1AB protein remains uncleaved. 2A protein contains a H-box/NC motif.


See discussion under family description.


Viral RNA was detected in the faeces of turkeys and chickens.

Species demarcation criteria

Not applicable

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Gallivirus Agallivirus Aturkey/M176/2011/HUNJQ691613NC_018400Complete genomeGV-A

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

Derivation of names

Galli: from the order Galliformes which contains turkeys and chickens; Latin gallina 'chicken'

Related, unclassified viruses

Virus name

Accession number

Virus abbreviation

chicken gallivirus 1 [518C]



Virus names and virus abbreviations are not official ICTV designations.