ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Rhabdoviridae

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The family Rhabdoviridae comprises viruses with negative-sense (–) single-stranded RNA genomes of 10.8–16.1 kb. Virions are typically enveloped with bullet-shaped or bacilliform morphology but can also be non-enveloped filaments. Rhabdoviruses infect plants and animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, as well as arthropods which serve as single hosts or act as biological vectors for transmission to animals or plants. Rhabdoviruses include important pathogens of humans, livestock, fish and agricultural crops. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of Rhabdoviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/rhabdoviridae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-448
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • ICTV
  • Rhabdoviridae
  • Rhabdoviruses
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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