Replication of Herpesvirus DNA

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


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.


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


bovine mammillitis virus




channel catfish virus




Epstein-Barr virus


equine herpesvirus


human cytomegalovirus


herpes simplex virus, type 1


herpes simplex virus, type 2


herpesvirus ateles


herpesvirus saimiri


herpesvirus of turkeys


infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus


long component


Marek’s disease virus


Pseudorabies virus


short component




long unique


short unique


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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