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Volume 10, Number 6—June 2004

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Global Genetic Diversity of Human Metapneumovirus Fusion Gene

Guy Boivin*Comments to Author , 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

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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.

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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