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Complete Genome Sequence of the Human Herpesvirus 6A Strain AJ from Africa Resembles Strain GS from North America

Tweedy, J.; Spyrou, M.A.; Donaldson, C.D.; Depledge, D.; Breuer, J.; Gompels, U.A.

Genome Announcements 3(1)


ISSN/ISBN: 2169-8287
PMID: 25676750
DOI: 10.1128/genomea.01498-14
Accession: 057476434

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The genome sequence of human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) strain AJ was determined in a comparison of target enrichment and long-range PCR using next-generation sequencing methodologies. The analyses show 85 predicted open reading frames (ORFs), conservation with sequenced HHV-6A reference strain U1102, and closest identity to the recently determined GS strain, despite different geographic origins (United States and Gambia).

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