Arch Virol 2019 Jul 16;164(7):1923-1926. Epub 2019 Apr 16.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS, 39216, USA.
Genomic sequence analysis of zoo ranavirus (ZRV) suggests it is a strain of Bohle iridovirus (BIV), a virus that was first detected in, and thought to be confined to, Australia. Furthermore, marked sequence similarity and genomic co-linearity among ZRV, BIV, and German gecko ranavirus (GGRV) are consistent with the view that all three are strains of Frog virus 3, the type species of the genus Ranavirus, family Iridoviridae.