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F known clades. Although the majority of the outlier viruses found in our study were also URFs, they remained outliers after the removal of recombinant segments. It thus appears that these sequences represent viruses that are genuinely highly divergent and are possibly extant descendants of previously unknown early divergingTable 3 Inter and intraclade recombinantsSample ID BS02 BS09 BS11 BS13 BS2
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Cias Zembe1, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole2, Carolyn Williamson1,4 and Wendy A Burgers1*AbstractBackground: Cameroon, in west central Africa, has an extraordinary degree of HIV diversity, presenting a major challenge for the development of an effective HIV vaccine. Given the continuing need to closely monitor the emergence of new HIV variants in the country, we analyzed HIV-1 genetic diversity in 59 plasma s
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Ivation is greatly enhanced. When they added purified NS1 protein to normal or convalescent sera they found synonymous results with NS1 activating complement and complement activation being synergized by anti-dengue antibodies. While NS1 could clearly activate complement in the fluid phase it was unable activate complement when stably expressed on the surface of cells. However, when patient sample
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Trees were constructed from these sequences with 100 full maximum likelihood bootstrap replicates (implemented in PHYML [14]), following either complete removal of recombinant sequence fragments or the division of recombinant sequences into their constituent fragments by a blinded fully exploratory screen for recombination using RDP3 [15]. The recombination screen was fully exploratory in that eve
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Two samples for which only gag or nef was typed, these were classified as belonging to CRF11_cpx. Notably, despite subtypes B and C collectively accounting for approximately 75 infections worldwide [16], none of our sequences were classified as belonging to either of these clades. In 10/46 samples from which both nef and gag sequences were analysed, they were classified as belonging to different
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Orrespondence: Darrin.Martin@uct.ac.za; Wendy.Burgers@uct.ac.za 3 Computational Biology Group, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 1 Division of Medical Virology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africain west central Africa, at 5.3 [8]. This, together with the co-circulation of divergent variants of multiple clades, h
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Replicates following removal of recombinant sequence fragments by a blinded fully exploratory screen for recombination using RDP3. Black squares at the end of the branches represent the gag and nef sequences sampled from Cameroon in this study, while red squares represent intragene recombinant fragments in our samples. The gag tree was rooted using HIV-1 group N, O, P and SIV CPZ isolates, while t