Phylogenetic analyses of Texas isolates indicate an evolving subtype of the clade B feline immunodeficiency viruses. Academic Article uri icon


  • Rigorous phylogenetic analyses were used to compare the nucleotide sequences of feline immunodeficiency virus strains isolated from Texas and throughout the world. The envelope V3-V4 sequences and capsid gene of the Texas isolates formed a cluster between subtypes B and E. Statistical comparisons with other published sequences confirmed that the Texas group is a unique cluster, possibly a new subtype, arising from subtype B.

published proceedings

  • J Virol

author list (cited authors)

  • Weaver, E. A., Collisson, E. W., Slater, M., & Zhu, G.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Weaver, Eric A||Collisson, Ellen W||Slater, Margaret||Zhu, Guan

publication date

  • February 2004