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Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Kitrinoviricota

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Kitrinoviricota is a phylum of RNA viruses, which includes all positive-strand RNA viruses, which infect eukaryotes and are not members of the phylum Pisuviricota or Lenarviricota.[1] The name of the group derives from Greek κίτρινος (kítrinos) which means yellow (a reference to yellow fever virus) and -viricota which is the suffix for a virus phylum.[2]


Phylogenetic tree of Kitrinoviricota (top), genome of different members and major conserved proteins (bottom)

The following classes are recognized:


  1. ^ "Virus Taxonomy: 2019 Release". International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ Koonin EV, Dolja VV, Krupovic M, Varsani A, Wolf YI, Yutin N, Zerbini M, Kuhn JH. "Proposal: Create a megataxonomic framework, filling all principal taxonomic ranks, for realm Riboviria". International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). Retrieved 2020-05-21.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)