Genome sequences of equid herpesviruses 2 and 5

Genome Announc. 2015 Mar 12;3(2):e00119-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00119-15.


We resequenced the genome of equid herpesvirus 2 (EHV2) strain 86/67 and sequenced the genomes of EHV2 strain G9/92 and equid herpesvirus 5 (EHV5) strain 2-141/67. The most prominent genetic differences are the dissimilar locations of the interleukin-10 (IL-10)-like genes and the presence of an OX-2-like gene in EHV5 only.