Viruses with Double-Stranded, Segmented RNA Genomes

  • Susanne ModrowEmail author
  • Dietrich Falke
  • Uwe Truyen
  • Hermann Schätzl


The members of the families Reoviridae and Birnaviridae possess a double-stranded, segmented RNA genome. Similar molecular properties are found in plant viruses, such as partitiviruses. The genome of birnaviruses, which are not pathogenic for humans, has two genome segments. In contrast, the genomes of reoviruses encompass 9–12 RNA segments. The viruses have a worldwide distribution and cause, to some extent, severe diseases in humans and animals.


Genome Segment Endoplasmic Reticulum Membrane Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Viral Core Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Modrow
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dietrich Falke
    • 2
  • Uwe Truyen
    • 3
  • Hermann Schätzl
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst. Medizinische, Mikrobiologie und HygieneUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.MainzGermany
  3. 3.Veterinärmedizinische Fak., Inst. Tierhygiene undUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institut für VirologieTU MünchenMünchenGermany

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