Non-enveloped, probably T=3 icosahedral particles .


Monopartite, linear, ssRNA(+) genome of 4652 bp showing a close relationship to poleroviruses within the first three quarters of its genome but to sobemoviruses in the last quarter. The 3’ terminus has neither a polyA tract nor a tRNA-like structure. The 5’ terminus probably has a genome-linked protein (VPg).


There are a total of four potential ORFs.



  1. Virus penetrates into the host cell.
  2. Uncoating, and release of the viral genomic RNA into the cytoplasm.
  3. The viral RNA ORF2 and ORF3 are translated to produce the RdRp fusion protein and the VPg protein.
  4. Replication takes place in cytoplasmic viral factories. A dsRNA genome is synthesized from the genomic ssRNA(+).
  5. The dsRNA genome is transcribed/replicated thereby providing viral mRNAs/new ssRNA(+) genomes.
  6. Expression of the subgenomic RNAs (sgRNAs) yields the capsid.
  7. Capsid assembly and formation of new virus particles.

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Poinsettia latent virus (isolate Euphorbia pulcherrima/Germany/Siepen/2005) (PnLV) (Poinsettia cryptic virus) reference strain

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CAPSD_PNLVCapsid protein (CP) (Coat protein)
P1_PNLVGenome-linked protein precursor
RDRP_PNLVProtein P2-P3
VSR_PNLVPutative suppressor of silencing