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Volume 23, Number 1—January 2017
Dispatch

Upsurge of Enterovirus D68, the Netherlands, 2016

Marjolein KnoesterComments to Author , Elisabeth H. Schölvinck, Randy Poelman, Sylvia Smit, Clementien L. Vermont, Hubert G.M. Niesters, and Coretta C. Van Leer-Buter
Author affiliations: University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

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Figure 2

Maximum-parsimony tree of partial viral protein 1 sequences of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Included are the strains obtained in the laboratory of the University Medical Center Groningen (Groningen, the Netherlands) in 2014 (light gray, n = 23) and 2016 (black, n = 20) and worldwide isolates from 2014 (dark gray, n = 73). Recent strains cluster in the recently described clade B3, with a nucleotide divergence of 2.1% within clade B3, 5.5% to clade B1, and 7.3% to clade B2. Clades are according to To

Figure 2. Maximum-parsimony tree of partial viral protein 1 sequences of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Included are the strains obtained in the laboratory of the University Medical Center Groningen (Groningen, the Netherlands) in 2014 (light gray, n = 23) and 2016 (black, n = 20) and worldwide isolates from 2014 (dark gray, n = 73). Recent strains cluster in the recently described clade B3, with a nucleotide divergence of 2.1% within clade B3, 5.5% to clade B1, and 7.3% to clade B2. Clades are according to Tokarz et al. and Gong et al (7,8). We submitted the 20 sequences we obtained during 2016 to GenBank under accession nos.: KX685066–KX685084 and KX710328. CHN, China; DNK, Denmark; ESP, Spain; FIN, Finland; FRA, France; GER, Germany; IRL, Ireland; ITA, Italy; NLD, the Netherlands; SVN, Slovenia; USA, United States. White circles indicate reference strains (n = 2).

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