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(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Pararnavirae
Phylum: Artverviricota
Class: Revtraviricetes



Revtraviricetes is a class of viruses that contains all viruses that encode a reverse transcriptase.[1] The group includes all ssRNA-RT viruses (including the retroviruses) and dsDNA-RT viruses. It is the sole class in the phylum Artverviricota, which is the sole phylum in the kingdom Pararnavirae.[2] The name of the group is a portmanteau of "reverse transcriptase" and -viricetes which is the suffix for a virus class.[1]


The following orders are recognized:


  1. ^ a b 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Virus Taxonomy: 2019 Release". International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.