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Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Order: Herpesvirales
Family: Herpesviridae
Subfamily: Gammaherpesvirinae
Genus: Lymphocryptovirus
Type species
Epstein–Barr virus

Lymphocryptoviruses (LCV, gamma-1 herpesviruses) are a genus of herpesviruses that include the human Epstein–Barr virus as well as viruses that infect both Old World monkeys and New World monkeys.[1] Other names for the Lymphocryptovirus genus include Lymphocryptoviridae and gamma-1 herpesviruses.

Lymphocryptovirus species[edit]

ICTVdB Index of Viruses


  1. ^ Wang F, Rivailler P, Rao P, Cho Y (2001). "Simian homologues of Epstein-Barr virus". Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2001 Apr 29;356(1408):489-97 (1408): 489–97. doi:10.1098/rstb.2000.0776. PMC 1088440. PMID 11313007.