Genome Sequence of a Gammaherpesvirus from a Common Bottlenose Dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus)

Genome Announc. 2017 Aug 3;5(31):e00777-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00777-17.


A herpesvirus genome was sequenced directly from a biopsy specimen of a rectal lesion from a female common bottlenose dolphin. This genome sequence comprises a unique region (161,235 bp) flanked by multiple copies of a terminal repeat (4,431 bp) and contains 72 putative genes. The virus was named common bottlenose dolphin gammaherpesvirus 1.