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A subfamily of Herpesviridae containing Simplexvirus and Varicellavirus.


/Al·pha·her·pes·vi·ri·nae/ (al″fah-her″pēz-vir-i´ne) the herpes simplex–like viruses; a subfamily of the Herpesviridae, containing the genera Simplexvirus and Varicellavirus.


A subfamily of herpesviridae containing herpes simplex virus and varicellavirus.


one of the three subfamilies within the family Herpesviridae.
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The varicella-zoster virus is an exclusively human virus belonging to the Alphaherpesvirinae subfamily of the Herpesviridae.
Pseudorabies virus (PRV; family Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, genus Varicellovirus) contains a double-stranded DNA genome with strong genetic stability.
Equine herpesvirus (EHV) 9, a varicellovirus in the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, is the newest member of the equine herpesviruses.
The International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses uses the name Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (family: Herpesviridae, subfamily: Alphaherpesvirinae, genus: Simplexvirus).
Cells were fixed with acetone/methanol, and immunofluorescence staining was carried out by using monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against different species of Alphaherpesvirinae, including HHV-1 and -2, suid (SuHV-1), equid (EHV-1 to -4), bovine (BoHV-1), and nonhuman primate (CeHV- 1) viruses.
Pseudorabies virus (PRV), also called Aujeszky disease virus or suid herpesvirus type 1, is a member of the Alphaherpesvirinae subfamily within the family Herpesviridae.