Reptilian viruses

Examples are: boid herpesvirus 1 Chaco virus chelonid herpesvirus 1-4 corn snake retrovirus Elaphe virus elapid herpesvirus 1 fer-de-lance virus gecko virus green lizard papillomavirus iguanid herpesvirus 1 lacertid herpesvirus 1 Marco virus python orthoreovirus rattlesnake orthoreovirus reptile calicivirus Vesicular stomatitis virus Viper retrovirus

Serological evidence of infection with several virus species has been found in snakes, alligators, lizards and turtles. Japanese B virus and Western equine encephalomyelitis virus may over-winter in snakes and turtles, and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus may do so in lizards.

Lunger PD and Clark HF (1978) Adv Virus Res 23, 159

Rescriptor An anti-HIVdrug which is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor. The generic name is delaviridine.

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