Global Genetic Diversity of Human Metapneumovirus Fusion Gene
Guy Boivin* , Ian M. Mackay†, Theo P. Sloots†, Shabir Madhi‡, François Freymuth§, Dana Wolf¶, Yonat Shemer-Avni#, Herbert Ludewick‡, Gregory C. Gray**, and Éric Leblanc*
Author affiliations: *Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec and Laval University, Québec City, Canada; †Royal Children’s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia; ‡University of Witwatersrand, Bertsham, South Africa; §Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Caen, France; ¶Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel; #Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel; **University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Figure 1. Phylogenetic analysis of the fusion (F) gene of 64 human metapneumovirus (HMPV) strains recovered from various countries (CAN, Canada; RSA, Republic of South Africa; FRA, France; AUS, Australia; NETH, the Netherlands). Neighbor-Joining consensus tree was obtained from the nucleic acid alignment representing nucleotides 60–708 of the HMPV prototype sequence NETH-001. Numbers represent the frequency of occurrence of nodes in 500 bootstrap replicas.
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