ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Nyamiviridae 2021

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Nyamiviridae is a family of viruses in the order Mononegavirales, with unsegmented (except for members of the genus Tapwovirus), negative-sense RNA genomes of 10-13 kb. Nyamviruses have a genome organisation and content similar to that of other mononegaviruses. Nyamiviridae includes several genera that form monophyletic clades on phylogenetic analysis of the RNA polymerase. Nyamiviruses have been found associated with diverse invertebrates as well as land- and seabirds. Members of the genera Nyavirus and Socyvirus produce enveloped, spherical virions. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family Nyamiviridae, which is available at ictv.global/report/nyamiviridae.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001681
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • ICTV report
  • Nyamiviridae
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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