Virions consist of four to five non enveloped nucleocapsids, about 3-10 nm in diameter


The genome is segmented and consists of four or five segments of linear negative-sense and ambisense single-stranded RNA. The complete genome is around 16 kb.


The viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase (L) binds to a promoter on each encapsidated segment, and transcribes the mRNAs. These are capped by L protein during synthesis using cap snatching . Segments 2, 3 and 4 are ambisens.



  1. Virus enters into host cells by mechanical injection or through plasmodesmatas
  2. Transcription, viral mRNAs are capped in the cytoplasm.
  3. Replication presumably starts when enough nucleoprotein is present to encapsidate neo-synthetized antigenomes and genomes.
  4. The ribonucleocapsids migrates to new cells using movement proteins.

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Rice stripe virus (isolate T) (RSV) reference strain

RDRP_RSVT RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (EC (Replicase) (Transcriptase)
NCAP_RSVT Nucleoprotein (Coat protein) (CP) (Nucleocapsid protein) (Protein N) (Protein pc3)
NCP_RSVT Major non-capsid protein (NCP) (20.5 kDa protein) (Protein p4) (Stripe disease-specific protein) ...
P2_RSVT Protein p2
MVP_RSVT Movement protein (Non-structural protein 4) (NS4) (Protein pc4)
GLYC_RSVT Putative envelope glycoprotein (GP) (Protein pc2) [Cleaved into: Putative glycoprotein G1; Putative ...
VSR_RSVT Suppressor of RNA silencing p3 (Protein NS3) (Protein p3)