Simian agent 8--a herpes simplex-like monkey virus.

  title={Simian agent 8--a herpes simplex-like monkey virus.},
  author={Kerstin Borchers and Holger Ludwig},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  volume={14 2},
This review summarizes the most recent information on Simian Agent 8, a herpes simplex-like monkey virus. The agent has a broad host range and--besides the classical morphogenesis (budding at the internal nuclear membrane)--the virus gets enveloped at all cytoplasmic membranes including the plasma membrane; strikingly it carries a rather prominent tegument. Regarding its sequence arrangement SA8 can be grouped to the E-type genomes. It has a G + C-content of 69% and a total DNA-homology with… CONTINUE READING