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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 (Phan et al., 2011, Reuter et al., 2014): c. 8,385 nt (5′-UTR: >646 nt; ORF: 7,653 nt; 3′-UTR: 86 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.
The deduced polyprotein is of 2,551 aa. There is a L protein which may be a protease. 2A is an aphthovirus-like polypeptide with NPG↓P motif. The genome is predicted to encode a second 3B (VPg) protein. The 3Cpro has a deviant GxCGx10-15AxH motif.
See discussion under family description.
Viral RNA was detected in faeces of the canyon mouse (Peromyscus crinitus) and the European roller (Coriacas garrulus).
There is only a single species in the genus.
Two genetic types have been classified by means of phylogenetic clustering.
Mosa-: from mouse stool-associated
marmot mosavirus [TH8/China/2013]
Phylogenetic analysis indicates that this virus may be a member of a novel Mosavirus species.
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