Anulavirus (taxid:413970)



Quasi-spherical virion about 25-35 nm in diameter probably with T=3 icosahedral symmetry.



Segmented, tripartite linear ssRNA(+) genome composed of RNA1, RNA2, RNA3. Each genomic segment has a 5'cap.


Genomic RNA serves as messenger RNAs. RNA1 and RNA2 encode respectively proteins 1a and 2a, both involved in genome replication and internal transcription of sgRNA4 from the minus-strand copy of RNA3. RNA3 and sgRNA4 are translated respectively into movement and capsid proteins.




  1. Virus penetrates into the host cell.
  2. Uncoating, and release of the viral genomic RNA into the cytoplasm.
  3. Expression of protein 1a and 2a to produce replication proteins.
  4. Replication occurs in viral factories made of membrane vesicles derived from the ER (spherules). A dsRNA genome is synthesized from the genomic ssRNA(+).
  5. The dsRNA genome is transcribed/replicated thereby providing viral mRNAs/new ssRNA(+) genomes.
  6. Subgenomic RNA4 is translated producing capsid proteins.
  7. Assembly of new virus particles.
  8. Viral movement protein triggers the formation of tubular structures that mediate virion cell-to-cell transfer via a tubule-guided mechanism.

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Pelargonium zonate spot virus (isolate Tomato/Italy/1982) (PZSV) (Pelargonium zonate spot virus (isolate Tomato)) reference strain

1A_PZSVT Replication protein 1a [Includes: ATP-dependent helicase (EC 3.6.4.-); Methyltransferase (EC ...
CAPSD_PZSVT Capsid protein (CP) (Coat protein)
MVP_PZSVT Movement protein (MP) (Protein 3A)
RDRP_PZSVT RNA-directed RNA polymerase 2a (protein 2a) (EC