Genetic Detection and Isolation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Kosovo, Yugoslavia
Anna Papa* , Bojana Boźović†, Vassiliki Pavlidou*, Evangelia Papadimitriou*, Mijomir Pelemis‡, and Aantonis Antoniadis*
Author affiliations: *Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; †Torlak Institute of Immunology and Virology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; ‡Institute for Tropical and Infectious Diseases, Belgrade, Yugoslavia;
Figure. Phylogenetic relationships based on 255-nt fragment from the small RNA segment between sequences obtained from this study and respective representative Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever strains from GenBank. In the phylogenetic tree, sequences of other two nairoviruses, Dugbe and Hazara, were included; Hazara virus was used as outgroup. The numbers indicate percentage bootstrap replicates (of 100) calculated by using SEQBOOT, DNADIST, FITCH, and CONSENSE from the PHYLIP package (7); values <70% are not shown. Horizontal distances are proportional to the nucleotide differences. The scale bar indicates 10% nucleotide sequence divergence. Vertical distances are for clarity only.
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