Deletion Variants of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus from Humans, Jordan, 2015
Mart M. Lamers1
, V. Stalin Raj1
, Mah’d Shafei1
, Sami Sheikh Ali, Sultan M. Abdallh, Mahmoud Gazo, Samer Nofal, Xiaoyan Lu, Dean D. Erdman, Marion Koopmans, Mohammad Abdallat, Bart L. Haagmans
, and Bart L. Haagmans
Author affiliations: Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (M.M. Lamers, V.S. Raj, M.P. Koopmans, B.L. Haagmans); Jordan Ministry of Health, Amman, Jordan (M. Shafei, S.S. Ali, S.M. Abdallh, M. Gazo, S. Nofal, M. Abdallat, A. Haddadin); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (X. Lu, D.D. Erdman)
Figure 1. Phylogenetic analysis of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) isolated from Jordan (Jordan-1-2015; boldface) compared with reference strains. Genome sequences of representative isolates were aligned by using ClustalW, and a phylogenetic tree was constructed by using the PhyML method in Seaview 4 (http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/software/seaview); the tree was visualized by using 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 shown. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.
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