Genome Sequence and Attenuating Mutations in West Nile Virus Isolate from Mexico
David W.C. Beasley* , C. Todd Davis*, Jose Estrada-Franco*, Roberto Navarro-Lopez†, Arturo Campomanes-Cortes†, Robert B. Tesh*, Scott C. Weaver*, and Alan D.T. Barrett*
Author affiliations: *University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; †Comision Mexico-Estados Unidos para la Prevencion de la Fiebre Aftosa y Otras Enfermedades Exoticas de los Animales, Mexico City, Mexico
Figure 2. Neighbor-joining phylogenetic tree based on complete genome sequences of West Nile virus strains. Strain TM171-03 is indicated in bold text. The topology of maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood trees was essentially identical. Bayesian analysis also confirmed the close relationship between TM171-03 and NY00-grouse3282 sequences (data not shown). Bootstrap values are shown for major branches (500 replicates). GenBank accession numbers for sequences used to construct the tree are indicated on the branches.
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