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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