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Baltimore Classification

Higher order taxa

Viruses; dsRNA viruses; Birnaviridae


Aquabirnavirus, Avibirnavirus, Entomobirnavirus

Description and Significance

Birnaviruses infect animals: vertebrates, insects, molluscs and crustaceans. They are bi-RNA viruses and have double stranded RNA genomes in two components.

Genome Structure

Virion Structure of a Birnaviridae

Reproduction Cycle of a Birnaviridae in a Host Cell

Viral Ecology & Pathology