Subfamily: Betaherpesvirinae

Genus: Muromegalovirus


Distinguishing features

The predicted amino acid sequences of members form a distinct lineage within the subfamily (Figure 1.Betaherpesvirinae). 


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family and subfamily properties


Members have murids (mice and rats) as hosts. As with members of the genus Cytomegalovirus, infected cells become cytomegalic.

Species demarcation criteria

See discussion under family description.