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Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Ascoviridae

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The family of Ascovirus virions consist of an envelope, a core, and an internal lipid membrane associated with the inner particle. The virus capsid is enveloped and measures 130 nm in diameter, and 200-240 nm in length. Virions are bacilliform]], ovoid, and allantoid.

The genome is not segmented and contains a single molecule of circular double-stranded DNA. The genome has a guanine + cytosine content of 42-60 %.

Ascovirus infects primarily invertebrates[1].


  1. ICTVdB Management (2006). Ascovirus. In: ICTVdB - The Universal Virus Database, version 4. Büchen-Osmond, C. (Ed), Columbia University, New York, USA

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