Genus: Passerivirus

Genus: Passerivirus


Nucleic acid

Length of genome (Woo et al., 2010): c. 8,035 nt (partial) (5'-UTR: >415 nt; ORF: 7,287 nt; 3' UTR: 334 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.

Genome organization and replication

Genome layout:


The deduced polyprotein has a length of 2,428 aa. There is a L protein. 1AB protein (with myristoylation signal) remains uncleaved. 2A protein has a H-box/NC sequence motif. 


See discussion under family description.


Viral RNA was detected in faeces of thrushes (Turdus hortulorum, T. merula, T. pallidus).

Species demarcation criteria

Not applicable

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Passerivirus Apasserivirus Athrush/Hong Kong/00356/2007GU182406NC_014411Complete genomePasV-A
Passerivirus Bwaxbill passeriviruswaxbill/DB01/HUN/2014MF977321NC_036588Complete genomePasV-B

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

Derivation of names

Passeri: from the order Passeriformes (perching birds), from Latin passer, 'sparrow'