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Inoviridae is a family of viruses. The genomes are composed of circular single-stranded DNA. Bacteria serve as natural hosts. There are, as of 2014[update], 43 defined species in this family, divided between two genera.
Viruses in Inoviridae are non-enveloped, with rod of filaments geometries. The diameter is around 7 nm, with a length of 2000 nm. Genomes are circular, around 8kb in length. The genome codes for 4 to 10 proteins.
|Genus||Structure||Symmetry||Capsid||Genomic arrangement||Genomic segmentation|
Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by pilus-mediated adsorption into the host cell. Replication follows the ssDNA rolling circle model. DNA-templated transcription is the method of transcription. The virus exits the host cell by viral extrusion. Bacteria serve as the natural host.
|Genus||Host details||Tissue tropism||Entry details||Release details||Replication site||Assembly site||Transmission|
|Inovirus||Gram-negative bacteria||None||Pilus adsorption||Secretion||Cytoplasm||Cytoplasm||Pilus|