Thottapalayam Virus, a Prototype Shrewborne Hantavirus
Jin-Won Song*, Luck Ju Baek*, Connie S. Schmaljohn†, and Richard Yanagihara‡
Author affiliations: *Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; †US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, USA; ‡University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA;
Figure 3. Phylogenetic relationship between Suncus murinus and other insectivores and rodents in a 401-nt cytochrome b region of mitochondrial DNA determined by using the neighbor-joining method. Numbers at each node are bootstrap probabilities determined for 1,000 iterations. Members of the genus Crocidura (white-toothed shrews) belong to the subfamily Crocidurinae. They are distinguished from members of the subfamily Soricinae (red-toothed shrews) by their unpigmented teeth, 3 upper unicuspids, and more prominent ears than either the genera Sorex or Neomys.
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