Currently, the Lyssavirus genus is composed of four serotypes and the ungrouped European bat lyssaviruses (EBL). Using previously described PCR amplification and direct sequencing methods, the N
genes of 70 representative lyssaviruses collected from 40 different countries were examined. From the
results, a phylogenetic tree with six branches (genotypes) was constructed: genotypes 1-4 correlated
with the classification of serotypes 1-4 and in addition EBL 1 and EBL 2 were identified as two further
genotypes (5 and 6). Analysis of the 51 rabies (genotype 1) viruses in the study identified nine distinct
groups which could be correlated with their geographical origins.
A comparison of the six genotypes with four principal Vesiculovirus serotypes showed that their relationship
was closer than that of even the two most closely related Vesiculovirus serotypes.
Antigenic site sequences of isolates from vaccine/treatment failures were similar to vaccine and field
strains, suggesting that failures were not due to genetic variation at the N protein level.
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Oh, Kyung Hwan(University of Pretoria, 2008-11-13)
In the thesis, Korean Missionaries in Southern Africa: A discussion and evaluation of Korean Missionary activity in Southern Africa (1980-2006), the researcher discusses the coming of missionaries from Korea to Southern ...
Willemse, Esau(University of Pretoria, 2012-05-15)
This dissertation is about the traumatic experience of divorce within a pastoral family in the Volkskerk van Afrika (People’s Church of Africa). The intention of the author was to find ways of understanding why this ...
Media engagement in Africa serves as a component of China‟s contemporary public
diplomacy drive, which allows for deeper bilateral diplomatic and economic relations.
This paper provides the context and impetus that ...