Wednesday, February 22, 2012

HIV and The American Isolate

Why does BRU remind my of VP62?
FIG. 1. Phylogenetic relationships among HIV isolates. Each isolate name is accompanied by the year of isolation (see table 1); e.g., BH8 is given as BH/83. Although BRU was taken from a French man, it is considered as an American isolate because the subject had probably become infected during his stay in the United States (Alizon et al. 1986). RF was isolated from a Haitian man in Philadelphia, and WMJ 1, WMJ2, and WMJ3 were isolated from a Haitian child in Miami. See text for the determination of the branching order. The branch lengths are determined by Li’s ( 1981) method. The number on each branch is the percent sequence divergence.

Rates and Dates of Divergence between AIDS Virus Nucleotide Sequences
Wen-Hsiung Li, Masako Tanimura, and Paul M. Sharp
Center for Demographic and Population Genetics, University of Texas
Just like "VP62" from Lombardi et al. 2009, almost no difference:

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