ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Solinviviridae

J Gen Virol. 2019 May;100(5):736-737. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001242. Epub 2019 Mar 5.


Solinviviridae is a family of picorna/calici-like viruses with non-segmented, linear, positive-sense RNA genomes of approximately 10-11 kb. Unusually, their capsid proteins are encoded towards the 3'-end of the genome where they can be expressed both from a subgenomic RNA and as an extension of the replication (picorna-like helicase-protease-polymerase) polyprotein. Members of two species within the family infect ants, but related unclassified virus sequences derive from a large variety of insects and other arthropods. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the Solinviviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/solinviviridae.

Keywords: ICTV Report; Soliniviviridae; taxonomy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arthropods / virology
  • Capsid Proteins / genetics
  • Genome, Viral / genetics
  • RNA Viruses / classification*
  • RNA Viruses / genetics*
  • RNA, Viral / genetics
  • Virus Replication / genetics


  • Capsid Proteins
  • RNA, Viral