Gammapleolipovirus

VIRION

Enveloped, pleomorphic virion about 40nm in diameter.

GENOME

Circular ssDNA genome of 16 kb, encoding 35 ORFs.

GENE EXPRESSION

The ds DNA genome is probably transcribed by host RNA polymerase.

REPLICATION

CYTOPLASMIC

  1. Virus attaches to host cell, and genomic DNA penetrates into the cytoplasm.
  2. Presumably the ssDNA is converted to dsDNA.
  3. Transcription of viral genes, possibly by a host RNA polymerase.
  4. Genome replication, possibly by rolling circle
  5. Assembly and release of virions.