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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Research

Genetic Characterization of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Viruses, Ethiopia, 1981–2007

Gelagay Ayelet, Mana MahapatraComments to Author , Esayas Gelaye, Berhe G. Egziabher, Tesfaye Rufeal, Mesfin Sahle, Nigel P. Ferris, Jemma Wadsworth, Geoffrey H. Hutchings, and Nick J. Knowles
Author affiliations: National Veterinary Institute, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia (G. Ayelet, E. Gelaye, B.G. Egziabher); Institute for Animal Health, Woking, UK (G. Ayelet, M. Mahapatra, N.P. Ferris, J. Wadsworth, G.H. Hutchings, N.J. Knowles); National Animal Health Diagnosis and Investigation Centre, Sebeta, Ethiopia (T. Rufeal, M. Sahle)

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Figure 2

Midpoint-rooted neighbor-joining tree (based on the complete virus protein [VP] 1 coding sequence) showing the relationships between the foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype A isolates from Ethiopia and other contemporary and reference viruses. The isolate from 2007 is boxed. The year in parenthesis indicates the year of sample collection. Scale bar indicates substitutions per site. *Not a reference number assigned by the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Pirbright, UK.

Figure 2. Midpoint-rooted neighbor-joining tree (based on the complete virus protein [VP] 1 coding sequence) showing the relationships between the foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype A isolates from Ethiopia and other contemporary and reference viruses. The isolate from 2007 is boxed. The year in parenthesis indicates the year of sample collection. Scale bar indicates substitutions per site. *Not a reference number assigned by the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Pirbright, UK.

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