Novel simian homologues of Epstein-Barr virus.

  title={Novel simian homologues of Epstein-Barr virus.},
  author={Bernhard Ehlers and Andreas Ochs and Fabian H Leendertz and Michael Goltz and Christophe Boesch and Kerstin Maetz-Rensing},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={77 19},
Thirty different lymphocryptoviruses (LCV), 26 of them novel, were detected in primates by a panherpesvirus PCR assay. Nineteen LCV from chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and other Old World primates were closely related to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the type species of the genus lymphocryptovirus. Seven LCV originating from New World primates were related to callitrichine herpesvirus 3 (CalHV-3), the first recognized New World LCV. Importantly, a second LCV from gorillas and three LCV from… CONTINUE READING


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