Genus: Thetaarterivirus

Genus: Thetaarterivirus

Distinguishing features

Mikumi yellow baboon virus 1 (MYBV-1) and Kafue kinda chacma baboon virus (KKCBV) infect wild baboons (genus Papio) subclinically. 

Virion

See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.

Biology

See discussion under family description.

Derivation of names

Subgenus Kaftartevirus: from Kafue kinda chacma baboon virus and the genus name Thetaarterivirus

Species Thetaarterivirus kafuba: from the genus name and Kafue kinda chacma baboon virus

Subgenus Mitartevirus: from Mikumi yellow baboon virus 1 and the genus name Thetaarterivirus

Species Thetaarterivirus mikelba 1: from the genus name and Mikumi yellow baboon virus 1 

Species demarcation criteria

See “Subfamily, genus and species demarcation criteria” section on the family for species demarcation criteria which are universal for all subfamilies. 

Member species - subgenus Kaftartevirus

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Thetaarterivirus kafubaKafue kinda chacma baboon virus1KT447550NC_029053Complete genomeKKCBV

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

Member species - subgenus Mitartevirus

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Thetaarterivirus mikelba 1Mikumi yellow baboon virus 1M58KM110938NC_025112Complete genomeMYBV-1

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

Derivation of names

Subgenus Kaftartevirus: from Kafue kinda chacma baboon virus and the genus name Thetaarterivirus

Species Thetaarterivirus kafuba: from the genus name and Kafue kinda chacma baboon virus

Subgenus Mitartevirus: from Mikumi yellow baboon virus 1 and the genus name Thetaarterivirus

Species Thetaarterivirus mikelba 1: from the genus name and Mikumi yellow baboon virus 1