New Lyssavirus Genotype from the Lesser Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis blythi), Kyrghyzstan
Yohko T. Arai* , Ivan V. Kuzmin†, Yosuke Kameoka*, and Alexandr D. Botvinkin‡
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; †Institute for Natural Foci Infections, Omsk, Russia; ‡Antiplague Research Institute of Siberia and the Far East, Irkutsk, Russia
Figure. Rooted phylogenetic tree showing genetic relationships among Aravan virus and 26 lyssaviruses. Phylogenetic relationships were determined by comparing the 1350-nucleotide sequences of the nucleoprotein (N) gene (a) and the deduced 450-amino-acid sequences (b) by the neighbor-joining method (36). The sequences used were those of genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 shown in Table 1 by using vesicular stomatitis Indiana virus (VSIV) as an outgroup (tsW16B/U13898).
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