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ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile : Finnlakeviridae (2020)

Mäntynen, Sari, Laanto, Elina, Sundberg, Lotta-Riina, Poranen, Minna M., Oksanen, Hanna M., ICTV Report Consortium. (2020). ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile : Finnlakeviridae. Journal of General Virology, 101(9), 894-895. https://doi.org/10.1099/jgv.0.001488

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All authors or editors: Mäntynen, Sari; Laanto, Elina; Sundberg, Lotta-Riina; Poranen, Minna M.; Oksanen, Hanna M.; ICTV Report Consortium

Journal or series: Journal of General Virology

ISSN: 0022-1317

eISSN: 1465-2099

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 25/08/2020

Volume: 101

Issue number: 9

Pages range: 894-895

Publisher: Microbiology Society

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1099/jgv.0.001488

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71554


Finnlakeviridae is a family of icosahedral, internal membrane-containing bacterial viruses with circular, single-stranded DNA genomes. The family includes the genus, Finnlakevirus, with the species, Flavobacterium virus FLiP. Flavobacterium phage FLiP was isolated with its Gram-negative host bacterium from a boreal freshwater habitat in Central Finland in 2010. It is the first described single-stranded DNA virus with an internal membrane and shares minimal sequence similarity with other known viruses. The virion organization (pseudo T=21 dextro) and major capsid protein fold (double-β-barrel) resemble those of Pseudoalteromonas phage PM2 (family Corticoviridae), which has a double-stranded DNA genome. A similar major capsid protein fold is also found in other double-stranded DNA viruses in the kingdom Bamfordvirae. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on the family Finnlakeviridae, which is available at ictv.global/report/finnlakeviridae.

Keywords: viruses; bacteriophages; systematics

Free keywords: ICTV report; taxonomy; Finnlakeviridae; flavobacterium phage FLiP; icosahedral membrane-containing virus; single-stranded DNA phage

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Reporting Year: 2020

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