Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Globuloviridae
  • Globulovirus

Globuloviridae is a family of viruses. Pyrobaculum and thermoproteus archaea serve as natural hosts. There are currently only two species in this family, divided among 1 genera (Globulovirus).[1][2]


Group: dsDNA



Viruses in Globuloviridae are enveloped, with spherical geometries. The diameter is around 100 nm. Genomes are linear and non-segmented, around 20-30kb in length.[1]

Genus Structure Symmetry Capsid Genomic Arrangement Genomic Segmentation

Life Cycle

Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Dna templated transcription is the method of transcription. Pyrobaculum and thermoproteus archaea serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are passive diffusion.[1]

Genus Host Details Tissue Tropism Entry Details Release Details Replication Site Assembly Site Transmission
GlobulovirusPyrobaculum and Thermoproteus archaeaNoneInjectionBuddingCytoplasmCytoplasmPassive diffusion


  1. 1 2 3 "Viral Zone". ExPASy. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. 1 2 ICTV. "Virus Taxonomy: 2014 Release". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
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