Genetic relations between varicella-zoster virus and Epstein-Barr virus.

  title={Genetic relations between varicella-zoster virus and Epstein-Barr virus.},
  author={Andrew J Davison and Palmer Taylor},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  volume={68 ( Pt 4)},
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are important human pathogens which belong to different subfamilies of the herpesviruses: the Alpha- and Gammaherpesvirinae, respectively. Computer comparisons of the amino acid sequences of proteins predicted from the published complete VZV and EBV DNA sequences resulted in the detection of EBV counterparts to 29 of the 67 unique VZV genes. Conserved genes were detected only in the UL component of each genome, and are located in three… CONTINUE READING


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