Gammaherpesvirinae


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Gammaherpesvirinae

[¦gam·ə¦hər‚pēz′vī·rə‚nē]
(virology)
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.
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).