Genus: Rabovirus

Genus: Rabovirus



Virus has not yet been isolated.

Nucleic acid

Length of genome (Ng et al., 2015): 7,834 nt (5'-UTR: 751 nt; ORF: 7,005 nt; 3'-UTR: 78 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.

Genome organization and replication

Genome layout:


The deduced polyprotein has a length of 2,335 amino acids. The L protein has unknown function. The 2A protein has been proposed to be chymotrypsin-like protease. 


Viral RNA was detected in faeces of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in USA and Germany.

Species demarcation criteria

Divergence of P1 sequences suggest the single species Rabovirus A may include two types.

Member Species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Rabovirus Arabovirus ABerlin/Jan2011/0572KP233897NC_026314Partial genomeRaBoV-A

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.
Download GenBank/EMBL query for sequences listed in the table here.

Derivation of names

Rabo: from rat-borne