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Novel γ-2-Herpesvirus of the Rhadinovirus 2 Lineage in Gibbons

By Renan Duprez, Emmanuelle Boulanger, Yannick Roman and Antoine Gessain


We obtained 475 nucleotides of the DNA polymerase gene of a novel human herpesvirus 8 homolog sequence in a gibbon. The finding of this new gibbon virus, which clusters with a related chimpanzee virus in the rhadinovirus 2 genogroup, suggests the existence of a novel γ-2-herpesvirus in humans

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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