Cladistic analysis of iridoviruses based on protein and DNA sequences

Cladistic analysis of iridoviruses based on protein and DNA sequences Cladograms of iridoviruses were inferred from bootstrap analysis of molecular data sets comprising all published protein and DNA sequences of the major capsid protein, ATPase and DNA polymerase genes of members of the Iridoviridae family Iridovirus . All data sets yielded cladograms supporting the separation of the Iridovirus, Ranavirus and Lymphocystivirus genera, and the cladogram based on data derived from major capsid proteins further divided both the Iridovirus and Ranavirus genera into two groups. Tests of alternative hypotheses of topological constraints were also performed to further investigate relationships between infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV), an unclassified fish iridovirus for which the complete genome sequence data is available, and other iridoviruses. Cladograms inferred and results of Shimodaira–Hasegawa tests indicated that ISKNV is more closely related to the Ranavirus genus than it is to the other genera of the family. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Cladistic analysis of iridoviruses based on protein and DNA sequences

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