Complete genome sequence of equid herpesvirus 3

Genome Announc. 2014 Oct 2;2(5):e00797-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00797-14.


Equid herpesvirus 3 (EHV-3) is a member of the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae that causes equine coital exanthema. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of EHV-3. The 151,601-nt genome encodes 76 distinct genes like other equine alphaherpesviruses, but genetically, EHV-3 is significantly more divergent.