Genus: Harkavirus

Genus: Harkavirus



Virus has not yet been isolated.

Nucleic acid

Length of genome (Boros et al., 2015b): 8,003 nt (5'-UTR: 673 nt; ORF: 7,263 nt; 3'-UTR: 67 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.

Genome organization and replication

Genome layout:


The deduced polyprotein has a length of 2,420 amino acids. There is no L protein. The function 2A is unknown. 


See discussion under family description.


Viral RNA was detected in faeces of a 5-week-old common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).

Species demarcation criteria

Not applicable

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Harkavirus Afalcoviruskestrel/VOVE0622/2013/HUNKP230449NC_026921Complete genomeFaV

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

Derivation of names

Harka: from Harkakötöny (a village in Hungary where the first sample was collected)