Draft genome sequence of the coccolithovirus EhV-84

Jozef I. Nissimov, Charlotte A. Worthy, Paul Rooks, Johnathan A. Napier, Susan A. Kimmance, Matthew R. Henn, Hiroyuki Ogata, Michael J. Allen

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The Coccolithoviridae is a recently discovered group of viruses that infect the marine coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi. Emiliania huxleyi virus 84 (EhV-84) has a 160 -180 nm diameter icosahedral structure and a genome of approximately 400 kbp. Here we describe the structural and genomic features of this virus, together with a near complete draft genome sequence (~99%) and its annotation. This is the fourth genome sequence of a member of the coccolithovirus family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2011



  • Algae
  • Coccolithovirus
  • Marine
  • Phycodnavirus
  • Virus

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Nissimov, J. I., Worthy, C. A., Rooks, P., Napier, J. A., Kimmance, S. A., Henn, M. R., ... Allen, M. J. (2011). Draft genome sequence of the coccolithovirus EhV-84. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 5(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.4056/sigs.1884581