is a family for ambisense RNA viruses with genomes of about 10.5 kb that infect mammals, snakes, and fish. The arenavirid genome consists of two or three single-stranded RNA segments and encodes a nucleoprotein (NP), a glycoprotein (GP) and a large (L) protein containing RNA-directed RNA polymerase (RdRP) domains; some arenavirids encode a zinc-binding protein (Z). This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on the family , which is available at www.ictv.global/report/arenaviridae.

This study was supported by the:
  • National Institutes of Health (Award HHSN272201800013C)
    • Principle Award Recipient: JensH Kuhn
  • This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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