Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Mimiviridae
Genus: Cafeteriavirus
Type Species

Cafeteriavirus is a genus of viruses, in the family Mimiviridae. Amoeba serve as natural hosts. There is currently only one species in this genus: the type species Cafeteria roenbergensis virus.[1][2]


Group: dsDNA



Viruses in Cafeteriavirus have icosahedral and round geometries. The diameter is around 300 nm. Genomes are linear, around 730kb in length. The genome has 544 open reading frames.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic Arrangement Genomic Segmentation

Life Cycle

Replication follows the DNA strand displacement model. DNA-templated transcription is the method of transcription. Amoeba serve as the natural host.[1]

Genus Host Details Tissue Tropism Entry Details Release Details Replication Site Assembly Site Transmission
CafeteriavirusAmoebaNoneUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownPassive diffusion


  1. 1 2 3 "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. 1 2 ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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