Molecular evolution of the tick-borne encephalitis and Powassan viruses

  title={Molecular evolution of the tick-borne encephalitis and Powassan viruses},
  author={E. L. Subbotina and Valeriy Loktev},
  journal={Molecular Biology},
Issues associated with newly emerging viruses, their genetic diversity, and viral evolution in modern environments are currently attracting growing attention. In this study, a phylogenetic analysis was performed and the evolution rate was evaluated for such pathogenic flaviviruses endemic to Russia as tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) and Powassan virus (PV). The analysis involved 47 nucleotide sequences of the TBEV genome region encoding protein E and 17 sequences of the PV NS5-encoding… 

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