Genus: Ludopivirus

Genus: Ludopivirus

Distinguishing features

The genus is distinguished on the basis of genetic characters.



No details are available on the morphology of virions.

Nucleic acid

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

Genome layout:


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.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Ludopivirus Aludopivirus A1; goose picornavirusgoose/NLSZK2/HUN/2013MF358731NC_040684Complete genomeLuV-A1

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