Phasmaviridae (taxid:1980417)






Segmented Negative-stranded RNA linear genome, L segment is about 6.7 kb, M segment 3 kb and S segment about 2 kb.
Encodes for three proteins, possibly five with alternative translations of the S mRNA.


The viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase (L) binds to a promoter on each encapsidated segment, and transcribes the mRNA. Transcription is terminated by a strong hairpin sequence at the end of each gene.




  1. Virus attaches to host receptors though Gn-Gc glycoprotein dimer, and is endocytosed into vesicles in the host cell.
  2. Fusion of virus membrane with the vesicle membrane; ribonucleocapsid segments are released in the cytoplasm.
  3. Transcription, viral mRNAs are capped in the cytoplasm.
  4. Replication presumably starts when enough nucleoprotein is present to encapsidate neo-synthetized antigenomes and genomes.
  5. The ribonucleocapsids buds at Golgi apparatus, releasing the virion by exocytosis.
These structures were created with the help of Colabfold by Jason Nomburg, Nathan Price and Jennifer Doudna (ModelArchive).

Hubei odonate virus 8 taxid:1923003

Protein ModelArchive
Putative glycoprotein ma-jd-viral-22331
Putative nucleoprotein ma-jd-viral-26985

Hubei odonate virus 9 taxid:1923004

Protein ModelArchive
Putative glycoprotein ma-jd-viral-22333
Putative nucleoprotein ma-jd-viral-26988

Wuchang Cockroach Virus 1 taxid:1608097

Protein ModelArchive
Glycoprotein ma-jd-viral-22326
Nucleocapsid protein ma-jd-viral-26995

Wuhan Insect virus 2 taxid:1608107

Protein ModelArchive
Nucleocapsid protein ma-jd-viral-62062

Wuhan Mosquito Virus 2 taxid:1608127

Protein ModelArchive
Glycoprotein ma-jd-viral-22325
Nucleocapsid protein ma-jd-viral-26999

Wuhan mosquito virus 1 taxid:1608126

Protein ModelArchive
Glycoprotein ma-jd-viral-22327
Nucleocapsid protein ma-jd-viral-26990