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A family of viruses including iridescent viruses of insects (Iridovirus) and viruses that infect frogs and fish. These viruses are large, icosahedral (120-170 nm in diameter), and contain lipid. The genome is a single molecule of double-stranded DNA with molecular weight of 130-160 × 106.
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To the Editor: Ranaviruses (family Iridoviridae) are emerging pathogens of farmed and wild amphibians and cause high mortality rates in these animals (1).
Mimiviridae is the newest member of the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA virus (NCLDV) group, which also contains Poxviridae, Iridoviridae, Asfarviridae, and Phycodnaviridae (1).
The family Iridoviridae is composed of Iridovirus, Chloriridovirus, Ranavirus, and Lymphocystivirus.
Comparative genomic analyses of frog virus 3, type species of the genus Ranavirus (family Iridoviridae).
The Iridoviridae encompass five recognized genera: Iridovirus, Chloriridovirus, Ranavirus, Lymphocystivirus, and goldfish virus l-like viruses (71).
Iridoviridae. In: Murphy FA, Fauquet CM, Bishop DHL, Ghabrial SA, Jarvis AW, Martelli P, et al., editors.