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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014
Letter

Phylogenetic Analysis of West Nile Virus Genome, Iran

Nariman Shah-Hosseini, Sadegh ChinikarComments to Author , Behroz Ataei, Anthony R. Fooks, and Martin H. Groschup
Author affiliations: Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran (N. Shah-Hosseini, S. Chinikar); Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (B. Ataei); Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Addlestone, UK (A.R. Fooks); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (M.H. Groschup)

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Phylogenetic tree based on a 358-nt sequence (nt 259–616) of 27 strains of West Nile virus (WNV) generated by using the neighbor-joining algorithm in MEGA5 (8). Japanese encephalitis virus was used as an outgroup. Location of virus isolation and GenBank accession numbers (in parentheses) are provided. The WNV sequence from Iran (KJ486150) was grouped into lineage 2 and had 99% identity with the 358-bp region of WNV strain ArB3573/82 from the Central African Republic. Scale bar indicates nucleoti

Figure. Phylogenetic tree based on a 358-nt sequence (nt 259–616) of 27 strains of West Nile virus (WNV) generated by using the neighbor-joining algorithm in MEGA5 (8)Japanese encephalitis virus was used as an outgroupLocation of virus isolation and GenBank accession numbers (in parentheses) are providedThe WNV sequence from Iran (KJ486150) was grouped into lineage 2 and had 99% identity with the 358-bp region of WNV strain ArB3573/82 from the Central African RepublicScale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.

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