The DNA sequence of equine herpesvirus-4

Telford, E.A.R., Watson, M.S., Perry, J., Cullinane, A.A. and Davison, A.J. (1998) The DNA sequence of equine herpesvirus-4. Journal of General Virology, 79(5), pp. 1197-1203.

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The complete DNA sequence of equine herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4) strain NS80567 was determined. The genome is 145597 bp in size and consists of a long unique region (UL, 112398 bp) flanked by a short inverted repeat (TRL/IRL, 27 bp) linked to a short unique region (Us, 12789 bp) flanked by a substantial inverted repeat (TRs/IRs, 10178 bp). EHV-4 is predicted to contain 76 different genes; three of these are present twice in TRs/IRs, giving a total of 79 genes. The closely related virus equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) also possesses 76 different genes corresponding to those of EHV-4, but has a total of 80 genes because four are present twice in TRs/IRs. Interpretations of the coding capacity of the EHV-4 and EHV-1 genomes were refined by comparing the complete DNA sequences.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davison, Professor Andrew
Authors: Telford, E.A.R., Watson, M.S., Perry, J., Cullinane, A.A., and Davison, A.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of General Virology
Journal Abbr.:J. Gen. Virol.
Publisher:Society for General Microbiology
ISSN (Online):1465-2099

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