Unknown, discovered using viral metagenomics. Presumably enveloped.
Monopartite Negative-stranded RNA linear genome about 13 kb Encodes for four proteins.
Viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (L) binds to a promoter on each segment and transcribes a messenger RNA. Genomic RNA is possibly encapsidated by N protein.
NUCLEAR or CYTOPLASMIC?
- Virus invades host cells by unknown mechanism: genomic segments are released in cytoplasm.
- Unknown mechanism of propagation.