A reovirus from the bedbug, Cimex lectularius

J Gen Virol. 1987 Jan;68 ( Pt 1):195-9. doi: 10.1099/0022-1317-68-1-195.


Large numbers of virus particles were identified by electron microscopy in the epithelial cells of the ventriculus of the bedbug, Cimex lectularius. The morphology of the virus particles and the presence of a segmented double-stranded RNA genome imply that this isolate should be included in the Reoviridae.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bedbugs / microbiology*
  • Genes, Viral
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • RNA, Viral / analysis
  • Reoviridae / genetics
  • Reoviridae / isolation & purification*
  • Reoviridae / ultrastructure


  • RNA, Viral