Family: Picornaviridae

Genus: Bopivirus


Distinguishing features

The genus is distinguished on the basis of genetic characters. 



No details are available on the morphology of virions. 

Nucleic acid

Genome (R. Tokarz and WI Lipkin, unpublished): 7,018 nt (5′-UTR: >248 nt; ORF: 6,669 nt; 3′-UTR: 101 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified. 

Genome organization and replication

Genome layout:


The deduced polyprotein is of 2,223 amino acids. There is no L protein. 


No virus has been isolated. Viral RNA was detected in samples of cattle (Bos taurus). 

Derivation of names

Bopivirus: from bovine picornavirus

Species demarcation criteria

There is only a single species in the genus.