Subfamily: Variarterivirinae

Genus: Gammaarterivirus


Distinguishing features

Members of this genus infect mice and typically cause lifelong persistent infections without obvious symptoms. One isolate of lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV C) has been associated with neurological disease in the C58 mouse strain. 


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description


See discussion under family description

Derivation of names

Species Gammaarterivirus lacdeh: from the genus name and lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus

Species demarcation criteria

There is only one species in the genus. See “Subfamily, genus and species demarcation criteria” section on the family for species demarcation criteria which are universal for all subfamilies.