Genus: Benyvirus

Genus: Benyvirus

Distinguishing features

Since only one genus is currently recognized, the genus description corresponds to the family description.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organization and replication 

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Benyviruses are distinguished by coat protein sequences of less than 90% amino acid identity, distant serological relations and distinct host ranges.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Beet necrotic yellow vein virusbeet necrotic yellow vein virusSRNA1: D84410; RNA2: D84411; RNA3: D84412; RNA4: D84413; RNA5: D63936RNA1: NC_003514; RNA2: NC_003515; RNA3: NC_003516; RNA4: NC_003517; RNA5: NC_003513Complete genomeBNYVV
Beet soil-borne mosaic virusbeet soil-borne mosaic virusMRM06RNA1: JF513082; RNA2: JF513083; RNA3: EU410955; RNA4: FJ424610RNA1: NC_039226; RNA2: NC_039225; RNA3: NC_029224; RNA4: NC_039227Complete genomeBSBMV
Burdock mottle virusburdock mottle virusSRNA1: AB818898; RNA2: AB818899RNA1: NC_021735; RNA2: NC_021736Complete genomeBdMV
Rice stripe necrosis virusrice stripe necrosis virusColumbiaRNA1: EU099844; RNA2: EU099845RNA1: NC_038775; RNA2: NC_038774Complete genomeRSNV

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

Related, unclassified viruses

Virus name

Accession number

Virus abbreviation

Mangifera indica latent virus

RNA1: KU140662; RNA2: KU140663


Hubei Beny-like virus 1



Virus names and virus abbreviations are not official ICTV designations.
* apparently complete replication polyprotein from metagenomic study of insects (Diptera); rest of genome (if any) is unknown