Megalocytiviruses are classified into three genotypes, infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV), red seabream virus (RSIV), and turbo reddish body iridovirus (TRBIV), based on the major capsid protein and ATPase genes. However, only a few complete genome sequences have been obtained. This paper reports the complete genome sequence and phylogenetic analysis of an RSIV-Ku strain megalocytivirus. The genome sequence comprises 111,154 bp, has 132 putative open reading frames, and is homologous mostly to ISKNV, except for the sequence in the region 58981–66830, which is more closely related to that of the RSIV genotype. The results imply that RSIV-Ku is actually a natural recombinant virus.
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