ICTV Report on the (-) sense RNA virus family Lispiviridae

Lispiviridae is a family for viruses with negative-sense RNA genomes of 6.5–15.5 kb (Table 1.Lispiviridae). The family includes 24 genera and 30 species for 30 distinct viruses. Most members of this family have been identified within arthropod hosts sampled in Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The viruses are only known from their genome sequences.

Genomes of members of the family Lispiviridae commonly have five to six open reading frames (ORFs) (Figure 1.Lispiviridae). Encoded proteins likely include a glycoprotein and a large protein (L) including an RNA directed RNA polymerase (RdRP) domain.