From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Order: Herpesvirales
Family: Herpesviridae
Subfamily: Betaherpesvirinae
Genus: Muromegalovirus
Type species
Murid herpesvirus 1

Muromegalovirus is a genus of viruses found in rodents that belong to the betaherpesvirinae subfamily of herpesviruses. Murid viruses murid herpesvirus 1 (MuHV-1) and murid herpesvirus 2 (MuHV-2)--previously defined as mouse cytomegalovirus (MCMV) and rat cytomegalovirus (RCMV)--belong to this genus.[1]



  1. ^ Koichi Yamanishi; Arvin, Ann M.; Gabriella Campadelli-Fiume; Edward Mocarski; Moore, Patrick; Roizman, Bernard; Whitley, Richard (2007). Human herpesviruses: biology, therapy, and immunoprophylaxis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-82714-0.