Chordopoxvirinae

Chordopoxvirinae

/Chor·do·pox·vi·ri·nae/ (kor″do-poks″vir-i´ne) poxviruses of vertebrates: a subfamily of viruses of the family Poxviridae, containing the poxviruses that infect vertebrates. It includes the genus Orthopoxvirus.
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The sequences showed 2 different virus strains belonging to the genus Avipoxvirus of the Chordopoxvirinae subfamily, one being divergent from the penguinpox and avipoxviruses already described in Magellanic penguins in Patagonia, but segregating within a clade of canarypox-like viruses implicated in diphtheritic and respiratory disease.
To further characterize the viral DNA, we sequenced the PCR products and compared them with several Chordopoxvirinae homologue sequences of field and reference strains (Table).
The family Poxviridae and the subfamily Chordopoxvirinae (poxviruses of vertebrates) contain 8 genera.