Global genetic diversity of human metapneumovirus fusion gene.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We analyzed 64 human metapneumovirus strains from eight countries. Phylogenetic analysis identified two groups (A and B, amino acid identity 93%-96%) and four subgroups. Although group A strains predominated, accounting for 69% of all strains, as many B as A strains were found in persons >3 years of age.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Boivin, G; Mackay, I; Sloots, TP; Madhi, S; Freymuth, F; Wolf, D; Shemer-Avni, Y; Ludewick, H; Gray, GC; LeBlanc, E

Published Date

  • June 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1154 - 1157

PubMed ID

  • 15207075

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3323143

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1006.031097


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States