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T-Lymphotropic Virus, Type I, Simian

A strain of Primate T-lymphotropic virus 2, closely related to the Human HTLV-1 Virus. The clinical, hematological, and histopathological characteristics of the Disease in STLV-infected Monkeys are very similar to those of Human Adult T-Cell Leukemia. Subgroups include the African green Monkey subtype (STLV-I-AGM), for which the Nucleotide Sequence is 95% homologous with that of Human T-lymphotropic virus 1, and the Asian Rhesus Macaque subtype (STLV-I-MM), for which the Nucleotide Sequence is 90% homologous with that of Human T-lymphotropic virus 1.