Figure 1. Phylogenetic tree based on partial nucleoprotein gene (348 bp) sequences and geographic distribution of rabies virus (RABV) variants, New Mexico, USA. The tree was constructed by using representative isolates and only posterior values leading to the RABV variants are included on the tree nodes. Three major clades were identified in New Mexico. The RABV variants are displayed in distinct colors in the tree and map according to the legend included in the figure. Blue indicates novel RABV isolates collected from gray fox in Lincoln County. Accuracy of the location in the map is at city level; for samples that did not have city information, the location was randomly assigned within the county. Numbers along branches are bootstrap values. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.