Molecular evolution of attachment glycoprotein (G) gene in human respiratory syncytial virus detected in Japan 2008-2011.

@article{Kushibuchi2013MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular evolution of attachment glycoprotein (G) gene in human respiratory syncytial virus detected in Japan 2008-2011.},
  author={Izumi Kushibuchi and Miho Kobayashi and Takashi Kusaka and Hiroyuki Tsukagoshi and Akihide Ryo and Ayako Yoshida and Haruyuki Ishii and Takeshi Saraya and Daisuke Kurai and Norio Yamamoto and Kazuhiko Kanou and Mika Saitoh and Masahiro Noda and Makoto Kuroda and Yukio Morita and Kunihisa Kozawa and Kazunori Oishi and Masato Tashiro and Hirokazu Kimura},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={168-73}
}
We investigated the evolution of the C-terminal 3rd hypervariable region of G gene in the prevalent human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) subgroups A (RSV-A) and B (RSV-B) in Japan in 2008-2011. Phylogenetic analysis and the evolutionary timescale was obtained by the Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo method. All 38 RSV-A strains detected were classified into genotype NA1 and the 17 RSV-B strains detected belonged to genotypes BA and GB2. NA1 subdivided around 1998 in the present phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING