| Group II (ssDNA)|
| Microviridae, Phi X 174, Tectivirus, Corticovirus, Cystovirus|
Microvirus is a genus of viruses, in the family Microviridae. Enterobacteria serve as natural hosts. There are currently five species in this genus including the type species Enterobacteria phage phiX174.
Viruses in Microvirus are non-enveloped, with icosahedral and round geometries, and T=1 symmetry. The diameter is around 30 nm. Genomes are circular, around 6.1kb in length.
Viral replication is cytoplasmic. Entry into the host cell is achieved by pilus-mediated adsorption into the host cell. Replication follows the ssDNA rolling circle model. DNA-templated transcription is the method of transcription. The virus exits the host cell by bacteria lysis. Enterobacteria serve as the natural host. Transmission routes are passive diffusion.