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Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Phylum: incertae sedis
Family: Kitaviridae
Genus: Higrevirus
Type species
Hibiscus green spot virus 2
  • Hibiscus green spot virus 2

Higrevirus is a genus of viruses. Plants serve as natural hosts. There is currently only one species in this genus: the type species Hibiscus green spot virus 2.[1][2]


Viruses in Higrevirus are non-enveloped, with bacilliform geometries. These viruses are about 30 nm wide and 50 nm long. Genomes are linear and segmented, tripartite, around in length.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic arrangement Genomic segmentation
Higrevirus Unknown Unknown

Life cycle

Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by penetration into the host cell. Replication follows the positive stranded RNA virus replication model. Positive stranded RNA virus transcription is the method of transcription. Plants serve as the natural host.[1]

Genus Host details Tissue tropism Entry details Release details Replication site Assembly site Transmission
Higrevirus Plants None Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown


  1. ^ a b c "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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