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18 new species in the family Herpesviridae

Research output: Working paper

  • Maria Benko
  • Curtis Brandt
  • Neil Bryant
  • Akbar Dastjerdi
  • Daniel Depledge
  • Andor Doszpoly
  • Ursula Gompels
  • Carol Hartley
  • Naoki Inoue
  • Keith Jarosinski
  • Rajeev Kaul
  • Vincent Lacoste
  • Peter Norberg
  • Francesco Origgi
  • Richard Orton
  • Philip Pellett
  • Scott Schmid
  • James Stewart
  • Moriah Szpara
  • Jakob Trimpert
  • Paola Vaz
  • Tom Waltzek
  • Andrew Davison


Genome sequences are available for a sizeable number of herpesviruses that need to be classified. The Herpesvirales Study Group plans to approach this in a staged fashion. This year, we focus on the family Herpesviridae and propose the classification of 18 new species in existing genera and the placement of one existing species, which was not assigned to a genus, into an existing genus.