Journal article

The order Herpesvirales

Andrew J Davison, Richard Eberle, Bernhard Ehlers, Gary S Hayward, Duncan J McGeoch, Anthony C Minson, Philip E Pellett, Bernard Roizman, Michael J Studdert, Etienne Thiry

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2009

Abstract

The taxonomy of herpesviruses has been updated by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). The former family Herpesviridae has been split into three families, which have been incorporated into the new order Herpesvirales. The revised family Herpesviridae retains the mammal, bird and reptile viruses, the new family Alloherpesviridae incorporates the fish and frog viruses, and the new family Malacoherpesviridae contains a bivalve virus. Three new genera have been created in the family Herpesviridae, namely Proboscivirus in the subfamily Betaherpesvirinae and Macavirus and Percavirus in the subfamily Gammaherpesvirinae. These genera have been formed by the transfer of species ..

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