Difference between revisions of "Lipothrixviridae"

From MicrobeWiki, the student-edited microbiology resource
Line 1: Line 1:
[[Image:lipothrixviridae.gif|thumb|right|Lipothrixviridae. (source: [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ICTVdb/ICTVdB/38000000.htm ICTVdb Descriptions]]]
==Baltimore Classification==
==Baltimore Classification==
Line 29: Line 31:
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ICTVdb/ICTVdB/index.htm ICTVdb Descriptions]
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ICTVdb/ICTVdB/index.htm ICTVdb Descriptions]

Revision as of 18:38, 25 July 2006

Lipothrixviridae. (source: ICTVdb Descriptions

Baltimore Classification

Higher order taxa

Viruses; dsDNA viruses, no RNA stage; Lipothrixviridae


Alphalipothrixvirus, Betalipothrixvirus, Gammalipothrixvirus, unclassified Lipothrixvirus (NCBI Taxonomy)

Description and Significance

Genome Structure

The genome of Lipothrixviridae is not segmented and contains a single molecule of linear double-stranded DNA. The complete genome is 16000 nucleotides long. (source: ICTVdb Descriptions)

Virion Structure of a Lipothrixviridae

The virions of Lipothrixviridae consist of an envelope and a nucleocapsid, The virus capsid is enveloped and the virions are rod-shaped, rigid and have protrusions extending from the core through the envelope that arise asymmetrically from both ends. The virions measure 38 nm in diameter and are 410 nm long with a tight fitting membrane. The envelope has no surface projections. The capsid is elongated and exhibits helical symmetry and the core is helical. (source: ICTVdb Descriptions)

Reproductive Cycle of a Lipothrixviridae in a Host Cell

Viral Ecology & Pathology


ICTVdb Descriptions [[Image:Example.jpg]]