Genus: Chipolycivirus

Genus: Chipolycivirus

Distinguishing features

Among currently classified members of the family, chipolyciviruses are distinguised by the presence of the amino acid triplet ADD instead of GDD in motif VI of the RdRP (Olendraite et al., 2017).


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Derivation of names

Chipolyci: from the type species Chironomus riparius virus 1 and polycipivirus. 

Species demarcation criteria

Formal species demarcation criteria have not yet been established. ORF5-encoded amino acid sequence identity between isolates and strains of a species is above 90%.

Member species

Exemplar isolate of the species
SpeciesVirus nameIsolateAccession numberRefSeq numberAvailable sequenceVirus Abbrev.
Chironomus riparius virus 1Chironomus riparius virus 1Amsterdam-TSAKA182589Complete coding genomeChriV1
Hubei chipolycivirusHubei picorna-like virus 82spider133992KX883688NC_032222Complete coding genomeHplV82

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