Characterization of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus, Eritrea, 2002–2011
Gian Mario Cosseddu , Chiara Pinoni, Andrea Polci, Tesfaalem Sebhatu, Rossella Lelli, and Federica Monaco
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Istituto “G. Caporale,” Teramo, Italy (G.M. Cosseddu, C. Pinoni, A. Polci, R. Lelli, F. Monaco); National Animal and Plant Health Laboratory, Asmara, Eritrea (T. Sebhatu)
Figure. . Phylogenetic tree showing the genetic relationships between isolates of peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV). The tree was constructed on the basis of 255-nt sequences of the PPRV nucleoprotein gene. Black dots indicate sequences obtained in this study. Lineages are indicated on the right, and GenBank accession numbers are shown in parentheses. Analysis was performed by using the MEGA4 software (6) and neighbor-joining (maximum composite likelihood) methods. Bootstrap support values >70 are shown at nodes (1,000 replicates). The scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.
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