Genome Sequence of an Alphaherpesvirus from a Beluga Whale ( Delphinapterus leucas)

Genome Announc. 2017 Oct 19;5(42):e01100-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01100-17.


Beluga whale alphaherpesvirus 1 was isolated from a blowhole swab taken from a juvenile beluga whale. The genome is 144,144 bp in size and contains 86 putative genes. The virus groups phylogenetically with members of the genus Varicellovirus in subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae and is the first alphaherpesvirus sequenced from a marine mammal.