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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014
Letter

Novel Cetacean Morbillivirus in Guiana Dolphin, Brazil

Kátia R. GrochComments to Author , Adriana C. Colosio, Milton C. C. Marcondes, Daniele Zucca, Josué Díaz-Delgado, Claudia Niemeyer, Juliana Marigo, Paulo E. Brandão, Antonio Fernández, and José Luiz Catão-Dias
Author affiliations: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (K.R. Groch, C. Niemeyer, J. Marigo, P.E. Brandão, J.L. Catão-Dias); Instituto Baleia Jubarte, Caravelas, Brazil (K.R. Groch, A.C. Colosio, M.C.C. Marcondes); University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (D. Zucca, J. Díaz-Delgado, A. Fernández).

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Phylogenetic tree of a 374-bp conserved region from the phosphoprotein gene of a cetacean morbillivirus isolated from a Guiana dolphin (in boldface; GenBank accession no. KF711855) and 12 other previously described morbilliviruses. Sendai virus was added as an outgroup member. Sequences were aligned and a neighbor-joining tree with 1,000 bootstrap replications was generated by using MEGA5 (http://megasoftware.net/). For comparison, recognized viruses of the Morbillivirus spp. (Measles virus [MV]

Figure. . Phylogenetic tree of a 374-bp conserved region from the phosphoprotein gene of a cetacean morbillivirus isolated from a Guiana dolphin (in boldface; GenBank accession no. KF711855) and 12 other previously described morbilliviruses. Sendai virus was added as an outgroup member. Sequences were aligned and a neighbor-joining tree with 1,000 bootstrap replications was generated by using MEGA5 (http://megasoftware.net/). For comparison, recognized viruses of the Morbillivirus spp. (Measles virus [MV], Rinderpest virus [RPV], Peste-des-petits ruminants virus [PPRV], Canine distemper virus [CDV], and Phocine distemper virus [PDV]) were included, as were the 3 Cetacean morbillivirus (CeMV) strains: porpoise morbillivirus (PMV), dolphin morbillivirus (DMV), and pilot whale morbillivirus (PWMV). Sequence names are followed by species of cetacean, year of stranding (when available), and the abbreviation for the geographic area. Me, Mediterranean Coast; Pa, Pacific Ocean; At, Atlantic Ocean; No, North Sea. The sequence for PMV strain Phocoena phocoena, is from Barrett et al. (3). The scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.

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