Genome Sequences of Two Marsupial Simplex Viruses, Macropodid Alphaherpesviruses 2 and 4
PK Vaz, TJ Mahony, CA Hartley, J Motha, JM Devlin
MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2021
We present the genome sequences of macropodid alphaherpesviruses 2 and 4, two closely related pathogens of macropods. Both encoded 68 nonredundant open reading frames (ORFs) and share 90.6% genome-wide nucleotide identity. These viruses are associated with fatal outbreaks of disease in multiple marsupial species. These sequences will be important for the development of new diagnostic tools.