Auricularimonavirus

VIRION

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Unknown, discovered using viral metagenomics. Presumably filamentous.

GENOME

Negative-stranded RNA linear genome, about 11 kb in size. Encodes for two proteins.

GENE EXPRESSION

The viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase binds the encapsidated genome at the leader region, then sequentially transcribes each genes by recognizing start and stop signals flanking viral genes.

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