Introduction of HIV-2 and Multiple HIV-1 Subtypes to Lebanon
Danuta Pieniazek* , James Baggs†, Dale J. Hu*, Ghassan M. Matar‡, Alexander M. Abdelnoor‡, Jacques E. Mokhbat‡, Marwan Uwaydah‡, Abdul Rahman Bizri‡, Artur Ramos*§, Luiz M. Janini*§, Amilcar Tanuri*§, Carol Fridlund*, Charles Schable*, Leo Heyndrickx¶, Mark A. Rayfield*, and Walid Heneine*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;†Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;‡American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon;§Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and¶Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Figure 1. Phylogenetic classification of HIV-2 sequence from Lebanese patient LE25 (arrow) basing on the prot gene (GenBank accession no. AF026912). The tree was generated by the maximum-likelihood method. Numbers at the branch nodes connected with subtypes indicate bootstrap values. The distinct HIV-2 subtypes are delineated. The scale bar indicates an evolutionary distance of 0.10 nucleotides per position in the sequence. Vertical distances are for clarity only.
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