Comparative genomics of human rubulavirus 2
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Although human rubulavirus 2 (HPIV2) is an important respiratory pathogen, little is known about its molecular epidemiology. We performed a comparative analysis of the full-length genomes of fourteen HPIV2 isolates belonging to different genotypes. Additionally, evolutionary analyses (phylogenetic reconstruction, sequence identity, detection of recombination and adaptive evolution) were conducted. Our study presents a systematic comparative genetic analysis that complements prior analyses and utilizes full-length HPIV2 genomes to provide a basis for future work on the clinical significance, molecular variation and conservation, and evolution of HPIV2.
This work has been supported by the Croatian Science Foundation under the project number 6255 and by the grant “Strengthening the capacity of CerVirVac for research in virus immunology and vaccinology“, KK.01.1.1.01.0006, awarded to the Scientific Centre of Excellence for Virus Immunology and Vaccines and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
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The authors declare no conflict of interest. The founding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results.
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