ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Chrysoviridae

Ioly Kotta Loizou, José R. Castón, Robert Coutts, Bradley I. Hillman, Daohong Jiang, Dae-Hyuk Kim, Hiromitsu Moriyama, Nobuhiro Suzuki, ICTV Report Consortium

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Members of the family Chrysoviridae are isometric, non-enveloped viruses with segmented, linear, dsRNA genomes. There are 3–7 genomic segments, each of which is individually encapsidated. Chrysoviruses infect fungi, plants and possibly insects, and may cause hypovirulence in their fungal hosts. Chrysoviruses have no known vectors and lack an extracellular phase to their replication cycle; they are transmitted via intracellular routes within an individual during hyphal growth, in asexual or sexual spores, or between individuals via hyphal anastomosis. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the family Chrysoviridae, which is available at ictv.global/report/chrysoviridae.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2020


  • Alphachrysovirus
  • Betachrysovirus
  • Chrysoviridae
  • ICTV report
  • taxonomy


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