Genus: Gammaarterivirus

Genus: Gammaarterivirus

Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect mice and typically cause lifelong persistent infections without obvious symptoms. One isolate of lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV C) has been associated with neurological disease in the C58 mouse strain.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Derivation of names

Species Gammaarterivirus lacdeh: from the genus name and lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus

Species demarcation criteria

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

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Gammaarterivirus lacdehlactate dehydrogenase-elevating virusPlagemannU15146NC_001639Complete genomeLDV

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