Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Wild Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda
Gustavo Palacios , Linda J. Lowenstine, Michael R. Cranfield, Kirsten V.K. Gilardi, Lucy Spelman, Magda Lukasik-Braum, Jean-Felix Kinani, Antoine Mudakikwa, Elisabeth Nyirakaragire, Ana Valeria Bussetti, Nazir Savji, Stephen Hutchison, Michael Egholm, and W. Ian Lipkin
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (G. Palacios, A. Valeria Bussetti, N. Savji, W.I. Lipkin); University of California, Davis, California, USA (L.J. Lowenstine, M.R. Cranfield, K.V.K. Gilardi); Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, Davis (L. Spelman, M. Lukasik-Braum, J.-F. Kinani); Rwanda Development Board, Kigali, Rwanda (A. Mudakikwa, E. Nyirakaragire); 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, USA (S. Hutchison, M. Egholm)
Figure. Bayesian analysis of the G gene of human metapneumovirus (HMPV) isolated from an adult female mountain gorilla that died during an outbreak of respiratory disease, Rwanda. Bayesian phylogenetic analyses of sequence differences of the HPMV glycoprotein gene were conducted by using BEAST, BEAUti, and Tracer analysis software packages (http://beast.bio.ed.ac.uk/Main_Page). Only lineage B HMPVs are shown. The black dot indicates the strain newly isolated from the gorilla; trees are rooted at the midpoint; scale is in years.
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