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Ictv virus taxonomy profile: Birnaviridae

Abstract : Birnaviridae is a family of viruses with bi-segmented dsRNA genomes totalling about 6 kbp forming icosahedral, non-enveloped virions. The family includes four genera, members of three of which (Aquabirnavirus, Avibirnavirus and Blosnavirus) infect vertebrates (excluding mammals), whereas members of the fourth genus (Entomobirnavirus) infect insects. Each genus includes 1-3 species. Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus of salmonids and infectious bursal disease virus of poultry are two economically important birnaviruses. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of Birnaviridae, which is available at
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Bernard Delmas, Houssam Attoui, Souvik Ghosh, Yashpal S. Malik, Egbert Mundt, et al.. Ictv virus taxonomy profile: Birnaviridae. Journal of General Virology, Microbiology Society, 2019, 100 (1), pp.5-6. ⟨10.1099/jgv.0.001185⟩. ⟨hal-02628844⟩



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