Complete sequence of enzootic nasal tumor virus, a retrovirus associated with transmissible intranasal tumors of sheep

Christina Cousens, Esmeralda Minguijon, Robert Dalziel, Aurora Ortin, Mercedes Garcia, Jane Park, L. Gonzales, J. Michael Sharp, Marcelo de las Heras

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Abstract

The sequence of the complete genome of ovine enzootic nasal tumor virus, an exogenous retrovirus associated exclusively with contagious intranasal tumors of sheep, was determined. The genome is 7,434 nucleotides long and exhibits a genetic organization characteristic of type B and D oncoviruses. Enzootic nasal tumor virus is closely related to the Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus and to sheep endogenous retroviruses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3986-93
Number of pages8
JournalJ Virol
Volume73
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1999

Keywords

  • Tumor Virus Infections
  • nasal tumor

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