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1 July 2011 Detection of a Novel Gammaherpesvirus in Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)
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A novel gammaherpesvirus was detected in wild koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) captured at different locations during 2010. Sequence analysis of the DNA polymerase gene revealed that the virus was genetically distinct from all known gammaherpesviruses. This is the first herpesvirus to be definitively identified in the Vombatiforme suborder (koalas and wombats).

P. Vaz, P. L. Whiteley, C. R. Wilks, P. J. Duignan, N. Ficorilli, J. R. Gilkerson, G. F. Browning, and J. M. Devlin "Detection of a Novel Gammaherpesvirus in Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(3), (1 July 2011). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-47.3.787
Received: 1 September 2010; Accepted: 1 March 2011; Published: 1 July 2011
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