Figure 2. Analysis of 11 newly identified VSBV-1 genomes from squirrels collected in Germany and the Netherlands, 2015, in comparison with related bornaviruses. A) New sequences aligned with published squirrel-derived VSBV-1 genome (GenBank accession no. LN713680). The upper black bar indicates the reference sequence; gray boxes depict the genome. White bar sections for each animal sequence indicate nucleotide variations. The new sequences show 1–29 nucleotide differences compared to the published prototype sequence. G, glycoprotein; L, large structural protein; M, matrix; N, nucleoprotein; P, phosphoprotein; X, nonstructural protein. B) Phylogenetic tree of VSBV-1 isolates from this study (labeled) and comparison sequences. Tree was constructed using the maximum-likelihood method. Numbers along branches are bootstrap values. GER, Germany; NL, the Netherlands; VSBV-1, variegated squirrel bornavirus 1.