Birnaviridae


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Bir·na·vi·ri·dae

(bir'nă-vī'ri-dā),
A family of icosahedral nonenveloped viruses, 60 nm in diameter with a genome that consists of two segments of linear double-stranded RNA.

Birnaviridae

a family of nonenveloped, icosahedral viruses, containing a genome of two segments of double-stranded RNA. There are three genera, Aquabirnavirus, which causes infectious pancreatic necrosis in trout, Avibirnavirus, which causes infectious bursal disease in chickens, and Entomobirnavirus, which infects flies.
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Infectious bursal disease virus, a dsRNA virus in Birnaviridae family, was used as an outgroup.
Infectious bursal disease virus, ds RNA virus in Birnaviridae family, was used as an out-group.
IBDV is a member of the Birnaviridae family and is closely related to Reoviruses, the class of viruses that includes SARS and Rotavirus.