Genus: Hupolycivirus

Genus: Hupolycivirus

Distinguishing features

Members lack the 2b ORF that is present in members of the genus Sopolycivirus but – in contrast to members of the genus Chipolycivirus – have the amino acid triplet GDD in motif VI of the RdRP.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria 

Formal species demarcation criteria have not yet been established. ORF5-encoded amino acid sequence identity between isolates and strains of a species is above 90%.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Hubei hupolycivirusHubei picorna-like virus 81QTM27117KX883940NC_033152Complete coding genomeHplV81

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

Derivation of names

Hupolyci: from the type species Hubei hupolycipivirus