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Replication of Herpesvirus DNA

  • Tamar Ben-Porat
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 91)

Abstract

The genomes of the herpesviruses are large complex DNA molecules with several interesting and perhaps unique properties. In the past few years the structure of these genomes has generated considerable interest, and significant progress has been made in the elucidation of the structural organization of these DNA molecules. A particularly interesting feature is the presence within the molecules of tandem and inverted repeat sequences, as well as the presence in some of the herpesvirus genomes of components that differ in their orientations with respect to one another, giving rise to different isomers of the same molecule.

Keywords

Herpes Simplex Virus Type Unique Sequence Isomeric Form Circular Molecule Intramolecular Recombination 
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Glossary of Abbreviations

BMV

bovine mammillitis virus

BUDR

5-bromodeoxy-Uridine

CCV

channel catfish virus

CMV

cytomegalovirus

EBV

Epstein-Barr virus

EHV

equine herpesvirus

HCMV

human cytomegalovirus

HSV-1

herpes simplex virus, type 1

HSV-2

herpes simplex virus, type 2

HVA

herpesvirus ateles

HVS

herpesvirus saimiri

HVT

herpesvirus of turkeys

IBRV

infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus

L

long component

MDV

Marek’s disease virus

PrV

Pseudorabies virus

S

short component

ts

temperature-sensitive

UL

long unique

US

short unique

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamar Ben-Porat
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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