Permutotetraviridae is a family of viruses. Lepidopteran insects serve as natural hosts. There are currently only two species in this family, divided among 1 genera. Diseases associated with this family include: infection outcome varies from unapparent to lethal.[1][2]

Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Phylum: incertae sedis
Family: Permutotetraviridae
  • Alphapermutotetravirus


Group: ssRNA(+)



Viruses in Permutotetraviridae are non-enveloped, with icosahedral geometries, and T=4 symmetry. The diameter is around 40 nm. Genomes are linear, around 5.6kb in length.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Alphapermutotetravirus Icosahedral T=4 Non-enveloped Linear Monopartite

Life cycleEdit

Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by penetration into the host cell. Replication follows the positive stranded RNA virus replication model. Positive stranded RNA virus transcription is the method of transcription. Lepidopterian insectes serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are oral.[1]

Genus Host details Tissue tropism Entry details Release details Replication site Assembly site Transmission
Alphapermutotetravirus Lepidopterian insects Midgut Unknown Unknown Cytoplasm Cytoplasm Oral


  1. ^ a b c "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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