Family: Rudiviridae (interim Report)
This is a summary page created by the ICTV Report Editors using information from associated Taxonomic Proposals and the Master Species List.
Edited by: Mart Krupovic
Posted: April 2023
The family Rudiviridae includes lytic, double-stranded DNA viruses infecting hyperthermophilic archaea of the order Sulfolobales (Table 1.Rudiviridae). The family was assigned to the realm Adnaviria in 2021 (Master Species List 36).
Table 1.Rudiviridae. Characteristics of members of the family Rudiviridae.
|Example||Sulfolobus islandicus rod-shaped virus 2 (AJ344259), species Icerudivirus SIRV2, genus Icerudivirus|
|Virion||Filamentous, non-enveloped particle, nucleoprotein core with homodimeric major capsid proteins, terminal fibers|
|Genome||Linear, double-stranded DNA genome of 20–36 kbp|
|Host range||Hyperthermophilic archaea of the order Sulfolobales|
|Taxonomy||Realm Adnaviria, kingdom Zilligvirae, phylum Taleaviricota, class Tokiviricetes, order Ligamenvirales: 7 genera and 17 species|
|Figure 1.Rudiviridae. Genome organisation of a member of the family Rudiviridae. Boxes indicate open reading frames as annotated on GenBank accession AJ344259.|
|Figure 2.Rudiviridae. Relationships of the taxa connected to the family Rudiviridae.|
Derivation of name
Rudiviridae: from the Latin rudi, meaning "small rod".