Journal article

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.


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was primarily funded by the Hermon Slade Foundation and by the Ian Potter Foundation. P.K.V. and J.M.D. were supported by the Australian Research Council.