Letovirinae

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Letovirinae
Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Pisuviricota
Class: Pisoniviricetes
Order: Nidovirales
Family: Coronaviridae
Subfamily: Letovirinae
Lower taxa

Genus: Alphaletovirus
Subgenus: Milecovirus
Species: Microhyla letovirus 1

Letovirinae is a subfamily of viruses within the family Coronaviridae, where it is the only subfamily besides the more diverse Orthocoronavirinae (coronaviruses). Letovirinae contains one accepted genus, Alphaletovirus, which contains one accepted subgenus, Milecovirus, which contains one accepted species, Microhyla letovirus 1 (MLeV).[1] This species was discovered in 2018 and is hosted by the ornate chorus frog (Microhyla fissipes).

Other, as yet unaccepted species in the Letovirinae have been discovered in Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus), and in Murray River carp (Cyprinus).[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virus Taxonomy: 2018b Release".
  2. ^ Gideon J Mordecai, Kristina M Miller, Emiliano Di Cicco, Angela D Schulze, Karia H Kaukinen, Tobi J Ming, Shaorong Li, Amy Tabata, Amy Teffer, David A Patterson, Hugh W Ferguson, Curtis A Suttle (2019). "Endangered wild salmon infected by newly discovered viruses" (PDF). eLife. 8: e47615. doi:10.7554/eLife.47615.001. PMC 6721791. PMID 31478480.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Costa, Vincenzo A.; Mifsud, Jonathon C. O.; Gilligan, Dean; Williamson, Jane E.; Holmes, Edward C.; Geoghegan, Jemma L. (2021-02-25). "Metagenomic sequencing reveals a lack of virus exchange between native and invasive freshwater fish across the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia". bioRxiv: 2021.02.25.432824. doi:10.1101/2021.02.25.432824.

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