Isolation of MERS Coronavirus from a Dromedary Camel, Qatar, 2014
V. Stalin Raj1
, Elmoubasher A.B.A. Farag1
, Chantal B.E.M. Reusken, Mart M. Lamers, Suzan D. Pas, Jolanda Voermans, Saskia L. Smits, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, Naema Al-Mawlawi, Hamad E. Al-Romaihi, Mohd M. AlHajri
, Ahmed M. El-Sayed, Khaled A. Mohran, Hazem Ghobashy, Farhoud Alhajri, Mohamed Al-Thani, Salih A. Al-Marri, Mamdouh M. El-Maghraby, Marion P.G. Koopmans, and Bart L. Haagmans
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (V. Stalin Raj, C.B.E.M. Reusken, M.M. Lamers, S.D. Pas, J. Voermans, S.L. Smits, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, M.P.G. Koopmans, B.L. Haagmans); Supreme Council of Health, Doha , Qatar (E.A.B.A. Farag, H.E. Al-Romaihi, M.M. AlHajri, A.M. El-Sayed, M. Al-Thani, S.A. Al-Marri); Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha (N. Al-Mawlawi); Ministry of Environment, Doha (K.A. Mohran, H. Ghobashy, F. Alhajri, M.M. El-Maghraby)
Figure 1. Phylogenetic analysis of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronaviruses (MERS-CoVs)Genome sequences of representative isolates were aligned by using ClustalW, and a phylogenetic tree was constructed by using the PhyML method in Seaview 4 (all 3 software packages can be found at http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/software/seaview) and was visualized in FigTree version 1.3.1 (http://tree.bio.ed.ac.uk/software/figtree/)Values at branches show the result of the approximate likelihood ratio; values <0.70 are not shownThe MERS-CoV isolated from a dromedary camel in Qatar in 2014 is depicted in a rectangleScale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.
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