Turriviridae is a family of viruses; it contains only one genus, Alphaturrivirus. The archaea Sulfolobus solfataricus serve as natural hosts. There are currently only two species in the genus Alphaturrivirus.
Viruses in Turriviridae have icosahedral geometries, and T=31 symmetry. The diameter is around 74 nm. Genomes are linear.
| Genus || Structure || Symmetry || Capsid || Genomic Arrangement || Genomic Segmentation|
Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by adsorption into the host cell. DNA-templated transcription is the method of transcription. Sulfolobus solfataricus serves as the natural host. Transmission routes are passive diffusion.
| Genus || Host Details || Tissue Tropism || Entry Details || Release Details || Replication Site || Assembly Site || Transmission|
|Alphaturrivirus||Sulfolobus solfataricus||None||Injection||Budding||Cytoplasm||Cytoplasm||Passive Diffusion|