ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Herpesviridae 2021

Gatherer, Derek, Depledge, Daniel P, Hartley, Carol A, Szpara, Moriah L, Vaz, Paola K, Benko, Maria, Brandt, Curtis R, Bryant, Neil A, Dastjerdi, Akbar, Doszpoly, Andor
et al (show 16 more authors) (2021) ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Herpesviridae 2021. JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, 102 (10). 001673-.

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Members of the family <i>Herpesviridae</i> have enveloped, spherical virions with characteristic complex structures consisting of symmetrical and non-symmetrical components. The linear, double-stranded DNA genomes of 125-241 kbp contain 70-170 genes, of which 43 have been inherited from an ancestral herpesvirus. In general, herpesviruses have coevolved with and are highly adapted to their hosts, which comprise many mammalian, avian and reptilian species. Following primary infection, they are able to establish lifelong latent infection, during which there is limited viral gene expression. Severe disease is usually observed only in the foetus, the very young, the immunocompromised or following infection of an alternative host. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family <i>Herpesviridae</i>, which is available at ictv.global/report/herpesviridae.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herpesviridae, ICTV Report, taxonomy
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 10:49
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 03:53
DOI: 10.1099/jgv.0.001673
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3148589