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Title: Anelloviridae  
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The Anelloviridae are a recently discovered family of viruses . They are classified as a vertebrate viruses and have a non-enveloped capsid, which is round with isometric, icosahedral symmetry.

The type species is torque teno virus (genus Alphatorquevirus).[1]


  • Genome 1
  • Clinical 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The genome is not segmented and contains a single molecule of circular, negative-sense, single-stranded DNA. The complete genome is 3000–4000 nucleotides long.[2]


Anellovirus species are highly prevalent and genetically diverse. They cause chronic human viral infections that have not yet been associated with disease.[3]

Three genera are associated with human infections: Torque teno virus (TTV), Torque teno midi virus (TTMDV) and Torque teno mini virus (TTMV).


  1. ^ Vasilyev EV, Trofimov DY, Tonevitsky AG, Ilinsky VV, Korostin DO, Rebrikov DV (2009). "Torque Teno Virus (TTV) distribution in healthy Russian population". Virology Journal 6: 134.  
  2. ^ ICTVdB Management (2006). Anellovirus. In: ICTVdB—The Universal Virus Database, version 4. Büchen-Osmond, C. (Ed), Columbia University, New York, USA
  3. ^ Bernardin F, Operskalski E, Busch M, Delwart E (May 2010). "Transfusion transmission of highly prevalent commensal human viruses". Transfusion 50 (11): 2474–2483.  

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