Extensive sequence variation exists among isolates of murine cytomegalovirus within members of the m02 family of genes.

@article{Corbett2007ExtensiveSV,
  title={Extensive sequence variation exists among isolates of murine cytomegalovirus within members of the m02 family of genes.},
  author={Alexandra J Corbett and Catherine A. Forbes and Dorian Moro and Anthony A. Scalzo},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 Pt 3},
  pages={758-69}
}
Murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) is a widely used model for human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and has facilitated many important discoveries about the biology of CMVs. Most of these studies are conducted using the laboratory MCMV strains Smith and K181. However, wild-derived isolates of MCMV, like HCMV clinical isolates, exhibit genetic variation from laboratory… CONTINUE READING