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A subfamily of animal, double-stranded linear DNA viruses of the family Herpesviridae, which are enveloped by a lipid bilayer and several glycoproteins. Also known as lymphoproliferative virus group.
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The family Herpesviridae is divided into 3 subfamilies, the Alphaherpesvirinae, Beta-herpesvirinae, and Gammaherpesvirinae
. All classified herpesviruses affecting birds have been placed within the genera Mardivirus and Iltovirus within the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae.
The majority of members of the Gammaherpesvirinae
subfamily are potentially oncogenic (DAVISON et al., 2009).
Three subfamilies of the Herpesviridae family (Alpha-, Beta- and Gammaherpesvirinae
) are found in the order Primates.
(11) EBV is a Group I double stranded DNA virus belonging to the family herpesviridae with subfamily gammaherpesvirinae
, genus lymphocryptovirus and species human herpes virus 4 (HHV-4).