Meleagrid alphaherpesvirus 1 (Turkey herpesvirus, Meleagrid herpesvirus 1) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-105225 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Organism information
Meleagrid alphaherpesvirus 1
Kingdom Heunggongvirae
Phylum Peploviricota
Class Herviviricetes
Order Herpesvirales
Family Herpesviridae
Genus Mardivirus
Species Meleagrid alphaherpesvirus 1
  • Gallid herpesvirus 2 - Serotype 3
  • Marek’s disease virus serotype 3
  • MeHV-1
  • HVT
  • MEHV1
  • Turkey herpesvirus
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  • Meleagrid herpesvirus 1
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Additional classification
I (dsDNA)
Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
Herpesvirus of turkey (HVT) or Meleagrid herpesvirus 1 is a naturally occurring, non-pathogenic alphaherpesvirus that was originally isolated from domestic turkeys in the late 1960s
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Turkey herpesvirus (HVT) is a ubiquitous, nonpathogenic virus of domestic turkeys, and it is classified as the third serotype within the Marek's disease virus (MDV) group of antigenically and genetically related lymphotropic avian herpesviruses.
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  • Vaccine
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