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Gammalipothrixvirus is a genus of viruses in the order Ligamenvirales, in the family Lipothrixviridae. Archaea acidianus serve as natural hosts. There is currently only one species in this genus: the type species Acidianus filamentous virus 1.[1][2]

Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Phylum: incertae sedis
Class: incertae sedis
Order: Ligamenvirales
Family: Lipothrixviridae
Genus: Gammalipothrixvirus
Type Species
  • Acidianus filamentous virus 1


Group: dsDNA



Viruses in Gammalipothrixvirus are enveloped, with rod-shaped geometries. The diameter is around 24 nm, with a length of 900 nm. Genomes are linear, around 20kb in length. The genome codes for 40 proteins.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Gammalipothrixvirus Rod-shaped Enveloped Linear Monopartite

Life cycleEdit

Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by adsorption into the host cell. DNA-templated transcription is the method of transcription. Archaea acidianus serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are passive diffusion.[1]

Genus Host details Tissue tropism Entry details Release details Replication site Assembly site Transmission
Gammalipothrixvirus Archea: acidianus None Injection Budding Cytoplasm Cytoplasm Passive diffusion


  1. ^ a b c "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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