Complete genome sequence of the English isolate of rat cytomegalovirus (Murid herpesvirus 8)

Jakob Ettinger, Henriette Geyer, Andreas Nitsche, Albert Zimmermann, Wolfram Brune, Gordon R. Sandford, Gary S. Hayward, Sebastian Voigt

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Abstract

The complete genome of the English isolate of rat cytomegalovirus (RCMV-E) was determined. RCMV-E has a 202,946-bp genome with noninverting repeats but without terminal repeats. Thus, it differs significantly in size and genomic arrangement from closely related rodent cytomegaloviruses (CMVs). To account for the differences between the rat CMV isolates of Maastricht and England, RCMV-E was classified as Murid herpesvirus 8 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13838
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of virology
Volume86
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology

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Ettinger, J., Geyer, H., Nitsche, A., Zimmermann, A., Brune, W., Sandford, G. R., Hayward, G. S., & Voigt, S. (2012). Complete genome sequence of the English isolate of rat cytomegalovirus (Murid herpesvirus 8). Journal of virology, 86(24), 13838. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.02614-12