The family comprises small non-enveloped viruses with positive-sense RNA genomes of 8.6–9.6 kb. Isolates infect marine single-celled eukaryotes (protists) that come from diverse lineages. Some members are known from metagenomic studies of ocean virioplankton, with additional unclassified viruses described from metagenomic datasets derived from marine and freshwater environments. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family , which is available at ictv.global/report/marnaviridae.

Keyword(s): ICTV Report , Marnaviridae and taxonomy
This study was supported by the:
  • wellcome trust (Award WT108418AIA)
    • Principle Award Recipient: ConsortiumICTV
  • This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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