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The genus is distinguished on the basis of genetic characters.
No details are available on the morphology of the virions.
Genome (Wu et al., 2012, Kemenesi et al., 2015): c. 8,457 nt (5′-UTR: up to 1,407 nt; ORF: 6750-6,846 nt; 3′-UTR: up to 220 nt). 5′-UTR is exceptionally long. The location of the cre has not been identified.
VPg+5′-UTRIRES-II- [L/1AB-1C-1D-2Anpgp/2B-2C/3A-3B-3C-3D] -3′-UTR-poly(A)
The deduced polyprotein is of 2,282 aa. There is likely a L protein. 2A is a short foot-and-mouth disease virus-like polypeptide with NPG↓P motif.
See discussion under family description.
The natural host is likely the common bent-wing bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) and the groundleaf giant bat (Hipposideros gigas). Viral RNA was detected in pharyngeal and anal swabs of apparently healthy bats.
Members of a species of the genus Mischivirus:
Mischi-: Miniopterus schreibersii (common bent-wing bat)
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