Genetic variability and the classification of hepatitis E virus.

  title={Genetic variability and the classification of hepatitis E virus.},
  author={Donald B. Smith and Michael A Purdy and Peter Simmonds},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={87 8},
The classification of hepatitis E virus (HEV) variants is currently in transition without agreed definitions for genotypes and subtypes or for deeper taxonomic groupings into species and genera that could incorporate more recently characterized viruses assigned to the Hepeviridae family that infect birds, bats, rodents, and fish. These conflicts arise because of differences in the viruses and genomic regions compared and in the methodology used. We have reexamined published sequences and found… CONTINUE READING
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