Complete genome sequence of equid herpesvirus 3

Steven Sijmons, Aldana Vissani, Maria Silva Tordoya, Benoît Muylkens, Etienne Thiry, Piet Maes, Jelle Matthijnssens, Maria Barrandeguy, Marc Van Ranst

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Equid herpesvirus 3 (EHV-3) is a member of the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae that causes equine coital exanthema. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of EHV-3. The 151,601-nt genome encodes 76 distinct genes like other equine alphaherpesviruses, but genetically, EHV-3 is significantly more divergent.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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