The Big Picture Book of Viruses: Flaviviridae

Taxonomy: Synonym(s): Flavivirus group. Description is on the taxonomic level of family. Taxon contains the following Genera: Flavivirus, Pestivirus, "hepatitis C-like viruses".

Host: Taxon infects vertebrates.

Genome: Linear; single stranded; RNA. Genome monopartite. Genomic nucleic acid positive sense; infectious. Total genome 10000-11000 nucleotides long. 3' terminus has no poly (A) tract. 5' terminus has a methylated nucleotide cap, or a genome-linked protein (VPg).

Morphology: Virions uniform in shape; spheroidal; enveloped; 40-60 nm in diameter. Surface projections of envelope small (surface appears rough), or distinct (and are obvious fringes in negative stains). Nucleocapsids isometric; 25-30 nm in diameter. Symmetry polyhedral.

(Note: for more information about the taxonomy and structure of this virus, see the ICTV database below.)

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Taxonomy: ICTV Data
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Flaviviridae Images:
Family Genus EM Images Example Virus Name Description of Image
  • Tentative Species in the Genus Flavivirus
  • N/A
  • Yellow fever virus group
  • N/A
    Yellow fever virus
  • Tick-borne encephalitis virus group
  • N/A
  • Rio Bravo Group
  • N/A
  • Japanese encephalitis Group
  • N/A
  • Tyuleniy Group
  • N/A
  • Ntaya Group
  • N/A
  • Uganda S Group
  • N/A
  • Dengue Group
  • N/A
  • Modoc Group
  • N/A
    Bovine diarrhea virus
    "Hepatitis C-like viruses"
    Hepatitis C virus

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