The genus is distinguished on the basis of genetic characters.
No details are available on the morphology of virions.
Genome (Boros et al., 2018): c. 8,051 nt (5′-UTR: 529 nt; ORF: 7,257 nt; 3′-UTR: 265 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.
Genome organization and replication
The deduced polyprotein is of 2,419 amino acids. There is an L protein with unknown function. The 1AB protein remains uncleaved. The 2A protein has an H-box/NC sequence motif.
No virus has been isolated. Viral RNA was detected in a cloacal sample of greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons).
Derivation of names
Ludopivirus: derived from Hungarian lúd (goose) and picornavirus
Species demarcation criteria
There is only a single species in the genus.
|Species||Virus name||Isolate||Accession number||RefSeq number||Available sequence||Virus Abbrev.|
|Ludopivirus A||ludopivirus A1; goose picornavirus||goose/NLSZK2/HUN/2013||MF358731||NC_040684||Complete genome||LuV-A1|