A novel gammaherpesvirus isolated from a black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
2011 (English)In: Archives of Virology, ISSN 0304-8608, E-ISSN 1432-8798, Vol. 156, no 10, 1835-1840 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new gammaherpesvirus, tentatively named cynomys herpesvirus 1 (CynGHV-1), was isolated from a black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus). CynGHV-1 replicated cytopathogenically to moderate titers in various cell lines. Ten kb of the CynGHV-1 genome was sequenced using degenerate PCR and genomic cloning. Sequence similarities were found to different genes from known gammaherpesviruses. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that CynGHV-1 was in fact a novel virus closely related to representatives of different genera and unclassified members of the subfamily Gammaherpesvirinae. However, CynGHV-1 could not be assigned to any particular genus and therefore remains unclassified.
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Springer-Verlag , 2011. Vol. 156, no 10, 1835-1840 p.
Zoology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-161972DOI: 10.1007/s00705-011-1024-xPubMedID: 21630099OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-161972DiVA: diva2:457994