Capsid is about 180-210 nm in diameter and exhibits icosahedral symmetry.
Monopartite, linear dsDNA genome of about 356 kb.
- Attachment of the viral proteins to host receptors.
- Virus enters into the host cell.
- Transcription of viral genes; replication of the DNA genome possibly in the cytoplasm.
- Assembly of new virions occurs in cytoplasmic viral factories.
- Cell lysis and virus release.