Complete genomic DNA sequence of rock bream iridovirus

Jeong Wan Do, Chang Hoon Moon, Hyo Jeong Kim, Myoung Seok Ko, Sung Bum Kim, Ji Hee Son, Jong Soo Kim, Eun Jeong An, Min Kyoung Kim, Seung Koo Lee, Myung Shin Han, Seung Ju Cha (+5 others)
2004 Virology  
Iridovirus is a causative agent of epizootics among cultured rock bream (Oplegnathus fasciatus) in Korea. Here, we report the complete genomic sequence of rock bream iridovirus (RBIV). The genome of RBIV was 112 080 bp long and contained at least 118 putative open reading frames (ORFs), and its genome organization was similar to that of infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV). Of the RBIV's 118 ORFs, 85 ORFs showed 60 -99% amino acid identity to those of ISKNV. Phylogenetic analysis
more » ... of major capsid protein (MCP), DNA repair protein RAD2, and DNA polymerase type-B family indicated that RBIV is closely related to red sea bream iridovirus (RSIV), Grouper sleepy disease iridovirus (GSDIV), Dwarf gourami iridovirus (DGIV), and ISKNV. The genome sequence provides useful information concerning the evolution and divergence of iridoviruses in cultured fish. D
doi:10.1016/j.virol.2004.05.008 pmid:15246274 fatcat:pcg4ycnjbnhwpprzkosgm2bgne