ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: 2021

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The family comprises enveloped RNA viruses with a linear, positive-sense genome of approximately 12.7 to 15.7 kb. The spherical, pleomorphic virions have a median diameter of 50-74 nm and include eight to eleven viral proteins. Arteriviruses infect non-human mammals in a vector-independent manner. Infections are often persistent and can either be asymptomatic or produce overt disease. Some arteriviruses are important veterinary pathogens while others infect particular species of wild rodents or African non-human primates. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family , which is available at ictv.global/report/arteriviridae.

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The Journal of general virology

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