Zexin Tao1, Yanyan Song1, Yan Li, Yao Liu, Ping Jiang, Xiaojuan Lin, Guifang Liu, Lizhi Song, Haiyan Wang, and Aiqiang Xu
Author affiliations: Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan, People’s Republic of China (Z. Tao, Y. Li, Y. Liu, X. Lin, G. Liu, L. Song, H. Wang, A. Xu); Shandong University School of Public Health, Jinan (Y. Song, A. Xu); and Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA (P. Jiang)
Figure 2. . . Phylogenetic tree based on the alignment of the entire virus capsid protein 1 coding regions of coxsackievirus B3 isolates from Shandong, People’s Republic of China, and around the world. Triangles indicate isolates from patients with acute flaccid paralysis; diamonds indicate isolates from patients with aseptic meningitis; circles indicate isolates from the Shandong environment; and squares indicate isolates from patients with hand-foot-and-mouth disease; the arrow indicates the representative strain 2008TC012 from the aseptic meningitis outbreak in 2008. Strain 26362/08 from patients with aseptic meningitis in Hong Kong is not shown in the tree because only part of the virus capsid protein 1 sequence was available. AUS, Australia; CHN, China; FRA, France; GER, Germany; NL, the Netherlands; USA, United States. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.
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