Poxvirus rifampicin-resistance (IPR005008)

Short name: Poxvirus_Rif-R

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This family represents the Poxvirus rifampicin resistance protein. The failure to isolate genotypic variants of Poxvirus family members encoding a predicted C-terminal truncated form of these proteins, suggests that the C terminus of the molecule may be essential to protein function, and, in turn, that this function may be essential to viral replication. It has been proposed that possession of a gene encoding a member of this polypeptide family might represent a defining molecular characteristic of the Poxviridae [PMID: 8609479].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0046677 response to antibiotic

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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