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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012

Genetic Characterization of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus, Sierra Leone

Muhammad Munir, Siamak Zohari, Roland Suluku, Neil LeBlanc, Saidu Kanu, Francis A.-R. Sankoh, Mikael Berg, Mohamed L. Barrie, and Karl StåhlComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (M. Munir, S. Zohari, M. Berg, K. Ståhl); National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala (S. Zohari, N. LeBlanc, K. Ståhl); Njala University, Freetown, Sierra Leone (R. Suluku, S. Kanu); Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Freetown (F.A.-R. Sankoh); Teko Central Veterinary Laboratory, Makeni, Sierra Leone (M.L. Barrie)

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Figure. Majority rule consensus tree of peste des petits ruminants viruses (PPRV) based on the variable region of the N gene (255 bp), constructed using the neighbor-joining method and the Kimura-2-parameter model in MEGA5 ( Numbers indicate the bootstrap values (2,000 replicates); only values >70% are shown. Horizontal distances are proportional to sequence distances. The figure indicates a clear division of the 4 lineages of PPRV and the sequences obtained in this study clustered in lineage II and are marked with black squares. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.

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