Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 34761738
Link to DOI – 10.1099/jgv.0.001688
J Gen Virol 2021 Nov; 102(11):001688
The family Belpaoviridae comprises metazoan-infecting reverse-transcribing viruses with long terminal repeats, commonly known as Bel/Pao LTR retrotransposons. These viruses share evolutionary history and genes involved in genome replication and virion formation with reverse-transcribing viruses of the families Metaviridae, Pseudoviridae, Retroviridae and Caulimoviridae. These five families form the order Ortervirales. This is a summary of the ICTV Report on the family Belpaoviridae, which is available at ictv.global/report/belpaoviridae.