Number of Ebola virus species

Range 5 species
Organism Ebola virus
Reference Radzimanowski J, Effantin G, Weissenhorn W. Conformational plasticity of the Ebola virus matrix protein. Protein Sci. 2014 Nov23(11):1519-27. doi: 10.1002/pro.2541. p.1519 left columnPubMed ID25159197
Primary Source Olival KJ, Hayman DT (2014) Filoviruses in bats: current knowledge and future directions. Viruses 6: 1759– 1788. doi: 10.3390/v6041759.PubMed ID24747773
Comments "Ebola virus (EBOV) and Marburg virus constitute the two genera of the family Filoviridae. Marburg virus is represented by a single species and EBOV by five species (primary source). The natural reservoirs of filoviruses are a number of different bat species and human transmission is thought to occur via animal hosts including primates."
Entered by Uri M
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