Herpesvirus Sylvilagus iHerpesviridae

Peter G Medveczky, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA

Copyright © 1999 Academic Press

Table 1 Comparison of genera Lymphocryptovirus and Rhadinovirus herpesviruses

Virus species and common abbreviation Genus Latency in lymphocytes

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) Lymphocryptovirus B

Herpesvirus papio (HVP) Lymphocryptovirus B

Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV or HHV-8) Rhadinovirus B(?)

Herpesvirus saimiri (H. saimiri or HVS) Rhadinovirus T

Herpesvirus ateles (HVA) Rhadinovirus T

Murine herpesvirus 68 (MHV-68) Rhadinovirus B

Herpesvirus sylvilagus (H. sylvilagus) Rhadinovirus B and T

Epstein—Barr (EBV) infection of humans, analysis of the genomic structure suggests that herpesvirus sylvilagus belongs to the gamma-2 subgroup of herpesviruses (EBV is a gamma-1 virus). Typical members of the gamma-2 subgroup include the human Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV, also referred to as human herpesvirus 8 or HHV-8), herpesvirus saimiri, herpesvirus ateles and murine herpesvirus 68.

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