High Diversity and Ancient Common Ancestry of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
Cesar G. Albariño1 , Gustavo Palacios1, Marina L. Khristova, Bobbie R. Erickson, Serena A. Carroll, James A. Comer, Jeffrey Hui, Thomas Briese, Kirsten St. George, Thomas G. Ksiazek2, W. Ian Lipkin, and Stuart T. Nichol
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.G. Albariño, M.L. Khristova, B.R. Erickson, S.A. Carroll, J.A. Comer, T.G. Ksiazek, S.T. Nichol); Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (G. Palacios, J. Hui, T. Briese, W.I. Lipkin); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (K. St. George)
Appendix Figure 2. Schematic of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) L open reading frame. The previously identified domains and catalytic core motifs of the LCMV L polymerase (32) were found to be highly conserved among all strains analyzed. Dandenong, Dandenong_Australia_2006 virus strain; GA84, H935_Georgia_1984 virus strain; A, all influenza virus type A strains.
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