lymphocryptoviruses meaning

  "lymphocryptoviruses" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    A genus of the family HERPESVIRIDAE,subfamily GAMMAHERPESVIRINAE,infecting B-cells in humans and new world primates. The type species human herpesvirus 4 (HERPESVIRUS 4,HUMAN) is better known as the Epstein-Barr virus.


  1. The sisRNA sequence is ~ 100 % conserved in EBV strains and homology extends to include other lymphocryptoviruses.
  2. Previously described members of that genus were the human Epstein-Barr virus as well as lymphocryptoviruses that infect baboons, chimpanzees, and orangutans.

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