Family: Mymonaviridae

Genus: Lentimonavirus


Distinguishing features

Members of the genus Lentimonavirus are distinct from those of other genera by phylogenetic analysis of the RdRP gene (Figure 5.Mymonaviridae) with <32% amino acid sequence identity for the L protein. The genome is a single molecule of linear, negative-sense RNA of about 11.5 kb in size, with seven ORFs. These ORFs are separated by non-coding intergenic regions containing highly conserved gene-junction sequences. Virions, antigenicity, and biology are not reported.  The virus belonging to the only species in the genus was identified in fungi.

Species demarcation criteria

Members of different species in the genus differ by >30% in nucleoprotein amino acid sequence and by >30% in their coding-complete or complete genome nucleotide sequence.