Caister Academic Press

Genus Vesiculovirus

Luis L. Rodriguez and Steven J. Pauszek
from: Rhabdoviruses: Molecular Taxonomy, Evolution, Genomics, Ecology, Host-Vector Interactions, Cytopathology and Control (Edited by: Ralf G. Dietzgen and Ivan V. Kuzmin). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2012)


The vesiculovirus genus of the Rhabdoviridae includes viruses infecting mammals, insects and fish that have been taxonomically classified using a combination of serological relatedness, host range, genome organization, pathobiology and phylogenetic analysis of sequence data. There are 10 viruses assigned to the genus vesiculovirus and a number of serologically related viruses that have been tentavively assigned to the genus. The best known members of the genus are vesicular stomatitis viruses which cause vesicular disease in farm animals including horses, cattle and pigs. Some vesiculoviruses cause disease in humans ranging from febrile syndromes (e.g. vesicular stomatitis virus) to fatal encephalitis (e.g. Chandipura virus). This chapter reviews the state-of-the-art knowledge about vesiculoviruses as well as some related viruses tentatively assigned to the genus read more ...
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