ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Papillomaviridae

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The Papillomaviridae is a family of small, non-enveloped viruses with double-stranded DNA genomes of 5 748 to 8 607 bp. Their classification is based on pairwise nucleotide sequence identity across the L1 open reading frame. Members of the Papillomaviridae primarily infect mucosal and keratinised epithelia, and have been isolated from fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. Despite a long co-evolutionary history with their hosts, some papillomaviruses are pathogens of their natural host species. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Papillomaviridae, which is available at http://www.ictv.global/report/papillomaviridae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number001105
Pages (from-to)989-990
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2018


  • ICTV report
  • Papillomaviridae
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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