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).
- Pyrobaculum spherical virus
- Thermoproteus tenax spherical virus 1
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.
| Genus || Structure || Symmetry || Capsid || Genomic Arrangement || Genomic Segmentation|
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.
| Genus || Host Details || Tissue Tropism || Entry Details || Release Details || Replication Site || Assembly Site || Transmission|
|Globulovirus||Pyrobaculum and Thermoproteus archaea||None||Injection||Budding||Cytoplasm||Cytoplasm||Passive diffusion|
- Häring M, Peng X, Brügger K, Rachel R, Stetter KO, Garrett RA, Prangishvili D (2004). "Morphology and genome organization of the virus PSV of the hyperthermophilic archaeal genera Pyrobaculum and Thermoproteus: a novel virus family, the Globuloviridae.". Virology. 323 (2): 233–242. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2004.03.002. PMID 15193919.