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The nucleoside analogue ribavirin (R) is mutagenic for foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Passage of FMDV in the presence of increasing concentrations of R resulted in the selection of FMDV with the amino acid substitution M296I in the viral polymerase (3D). Measurements of progeny production and viral fitness with chimeric viruses in the presence and(More)
BACKGROUND The molecular events and evolutionary forces underlying lethal mutagenesis of virus (or virus extinction through an excess of mutations) are not well understood. Here we apply for the first time phylogenetic methods and Partition Analysis of Quasispecies (PAQ) to monitor genetic distances and intra-population structures of mutant spectra of(More)
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