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Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) structure and genome
Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Negarnaviricota
Class: Monjiviricetes
Order: Mononegavirales
Family: Pneumoviridae
Genus: Metapneumovirus

Metapneumovirus is a genus of viruses in the family Pneumoviridae.[1]

The genus contains two species:

Molecular description of hMPV and the role of viral proteins in the evasion of the immune response


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Virus Taxonomy: 2018b Release". International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). March 2019. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2019.