Genome size (smallest known RNA virus genome)

Value 1.7 Kb
Organism Hepatitis delta virus
Reference Huang CR, Lo SJ. Evolution and diversity of the human hepatitis d virus genome. Adv Bioinformatics. 2010:323654. link p. 1 right column PubMed ID20204073
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Comments P.1 right column: "The genome size of RNA viruses is generally shorter than that of DNA viruses and ranges approximately from 2 to 31 kb. The smallest RNA virus identified to date is the human hepatitis D virus (HDV) which is about 1.7 kb in size and contains only one ORF [primary sources]."
Entered by Uri M
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