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Organism name:
Human gammaherpesvirus 8 (viruses)
Infraspecific name:
Strain: GK18
Assembly type:
Assembly level:
Complete Genome
Genome representation:
Relation to type material:
ICTV species exemplar
GenBank assembly accession:
GCA_000838265.1 (latest)
RefSeq assembly accession:
GCF_000838265.1 (latest)
RefSeq assembly and GenBank assembly identical:

IDs: 4687428 [UID] 4687428 [GenBank] 1532888 [RefSeq]

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Construction: The HHV-8 genome present in virions consists of a unique region (U) flanked at each end by variable numbers of a direct repeat (TR). The number of copies of TR totals 35-45, giving a genome size of approximately ... 170 kbp. The sequence is depicted as U followed by a single copy of TR. In virion DNA, each genome end is thought to terminate with a partial copy of TR such that circularization would create a complete copy of TR. Transcription: PolyA signals are known for some genes and predicted for many from the locations of AATAAA or ATTAAA motifs. Nomenclature: With a few exceptions, the primary nomenclature is that assigned originally to HHV-8 genes. The names of HHV-1 counterparts (UL1-UL54) are indicated for core genes inherited from the ancestor of the Alpha-, Beta- and Gammaherpesvirinae; functional information on these genes may be derived from HHV-1. The names of HHV-5 counterparts are indicated for genes inherited from the ancestor of Beta- and Gammaherpesvirinae that lack counterparts in the Alphaherpesvirinae.  more

Global statistics

Total sequence length137,969
Total ungapped length137,969
Total number of viral segments1

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Assembly Unit Name
Primary Assembly
Assembly Unit: Primary Assembly (GCF_000838255.1)
Molecule nameGenBank sequenceRefSeq sequence
Segment AF148805.2=NC_009333.1

Assembly statistics

Segment 137,969