Sunday, 20 April 2014

Where the Guinea ebolaviruses hang in the jungle of the genus Ebolavirus

The 3 complete genomes from the NEJM article are boxed in pink.
Viruses that belong to the species Zaire ebolavirus, are boxed in blue
(including the Gueckedou and Kissidougou isolates).
With my thanks to Dr Stephan Gunther for providing these 3
genome sequences for this tree. Alignments were made using Geneious v6.1.6.
Neighbor-joining tree with 500 bootstraps made using Mega 6.06.
GenBank accession numbers are shown for each entry. Two representatives of the genus Marburgvirus are also included at the bottom of the tree.
Click on image to enlarge.
References...

  1. Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea — Preliminary Report
    http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1404505