Unknown, discovered using viral metagenomics. Presumably non enveloped.
Negative-stranded RNA linear genome, about 12 kb in size. Encodes for three proteins.
Enzymes: RNA dependent RNA polymerase, endonuclease? (Cap snatching)
The genome is ambisens. The viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase (L) binds to a promoter and transcribes a messenger RNA. Transcription is terminated by a strong hairpin sequence at the end of each gene. mRNAs are capped, probably by L protein during synthesis.
- The ribonucleocapsids enters a cell by Fungal intercellular connetions
- Transcription, viral mRNAs are capped in the cytoplasm.
- Replication presumably starts when enough nucleoprotein is present to encapsidate neo-synthetized antigenomes and genomes.
- The ribonucleocapsids is transmitted to another cell by Fungal intercellular connetions