Island Biogeography Reveals the Deep History of SIV

  title={Island Biogeography Reveals the Deep History of SIV},
  author={Michael Worobey and Paul Telfer and Sandrine Souquière and Meredith Hunter and Clint A Coleman and Michael Metzger and Patricia E. Reed and Maria Makuwa and Gail W. Hearn and Shaya Honarvar and Pierre Roques and Cristian Apetrei and Mirdad Kazanji and Preston A Marx},
  pages={1487 - 1487}
Separation of the island of Bioko from West Africa about 10,000 years ago dates the origins of simian immunodeficiency virus. Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) lineages have been identified that are endemic to Bioko Island. The time the island formed offers a geological time scale calibration point for dating the most recent common ancestor of SIV. The Bioko viruses cover the whole range of SIV genetic diversity, and each Bioko SIV clade is most closely related to viruses circulating in hosts… 
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