Family: Solinviviridae

Genus: Nyfulvavirus


Distinguishing features

The sole member of the only species in this genus infects ants and has a genome organisation characterised by a single major ORF. This contrasts with the genome organisation of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (genus Invictavirus), which has two major ORFs with ribosomal frameshifting used to express the 3′ ORF.


See discussion under family description.

Genome organisation and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description

Derivation of names

Nyfulva: from the type species Nylanderia fulva virus 1.

Species demarcation criteria

Formal species demarcation criteria have not yet been established. ORF1-encoding amino acid sequence identity between isolates and strains of a species is above 90%.