Penicillimonavirus

VIRION

Unknown, discovered using viral metagenomics.

GENOME

Negative-stranded RNA linear genome, about 6.5 kb in size. Encodes for one protein.
CAUTION:All negative stranded RNA viruses encode a nucleoprotein that is missing from the current data. Either a segment is missing or there is a new kind of replication/transcription mechanism.

GENE EXPRESSION

Unknown.

Enzyme:RNA dependent RNA polymerase, RNA guanylyl transferase, mRNA methyltransferase.

REPLICATION

Cytoplasmic

  1. Virus entry into host cell
  2. Sequential transcription.
  3. Replication presumably starts when enough nucleoprotein is present to encapsidate neo-synthetized antigenomes and genomes.
  4. Budding of virion or transmission through Fungal intercellular connetions