Revised phylogenetic relationships among herpesviruses isolated from sturgeons

Tomofumi Kurobe, Garry O. Kelley, Thomas B. Waltzek, Ronald Hedrick

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Abstract

Initial phylogenetic comparisons based on a region of the DNA polymerase of seven herpes-like viruses found in sturgeons in North America and Europe indicated the presence of three distinct clades. A revised phylogenetic analysis of the same viruses, based on corrected DNA polymerase sequences and newly obtained sequence data from the putative ATP subunit of the terminase gene, indicate only two clades. These two clades correspond to the historical designations given to these herpes-like viruses from white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus: white sturgeon herpesvirus type 1 (WSHV-1) and type 2 (WSHV-2). The identification of putative terminase gene sequences for all seven herpes-like viruses from sturgeons confirms their affinity with the family Herpesviridae (because this gene is unique to herpesviruses) and more distantly with T4-like bacteriophages. The two clades of sturgeon herpesviruses are therefore appropriately designated as Acipenserid herpesviruses 1 and 2, which correspond to the previous common names of white sturgeon herpesvirus types 1 and 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Aquatic Animal Health
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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Acipenser transmontanus
Herpesviridae
sturgeon
virus
phylogenetics
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phylogeny
DNA-directed DNA polymerase
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DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
DNA
common names
bacteriophage
bacteriophages
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Bacteriophage T4
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Revised phylogenetic relationships among herpesviruses isolated from sturgeons. / Kurobe, Tomofumi; Kelley, Garry O.; Waltzek, Thomas B.; Hedrick, Ronald.

In: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.06.2008, p. 96-102.

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