Hepatitis B virus (HBV) belongs to the family Hepadnaviridae, members of which constitute 2 major extant genera: Orthohepadnavirus
, which infect mammals, and Avihepadnavirus, which infect birds (7).
The Hepadnaviridae family is made up of genera Orthohepadnavirus
The genus Orthohepadnavirus consists of pathogens that infect mammals, and it currently contains 4 species: hepatitis B virus, woodchuck hepatitis virus, ground squirrel hepatitis virus, and woolly monkey hepatitis B virus.
The analysis revealed a large number of viral contigs annotated to orthohepadnavirus with <70% nt identity (B.
We used PCR to further study the prevalence of orthohepadnavirus in the 6 bat species; the condition of the samples made serologic assay and pathology impracticable.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepatotropic, enveloped and partly double helical DNA virus of genus orthohepadnavirus
in the hepadnaviridae family.
HBV belongs te the genus Orthohepadnavirus
, family Hepadnaviridae.
To nonspecialists, it would then be immediately obvious that Hepatitis A, B, and C viruses are very different entities, belonging to different genera, were their official names Hepatitis A hepatovirus, Hepatitis B orthohepadnavirus
, and Hepatitis C hepacivirus.