Family: Benyviridae

Genus: Benyvirus


Distinguishing features

Since only one genus is currently recognized, the genus description corresponds to the family description

Species demarcation criteria

Benyviruses are distinguished by coat protein sequences of less than 90% amino acid identity, distant serological relations and distinct host ranges. 

Related, unclassified viruses

Virus name

Accession number

Virus abbreviation

Mangifera indica latent virus

RNA1: KU140662; RNA2: KU140663


Hubei Beny-like virus 1



Virus names and virus abbreviations are not official ICTV designations. 

* apparently complete replication polyprotein from metagenomic study of insects (Diptera); rest of genome (if any) is unknown