Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 20th, 2003
According to G.D. Trindade and colleagues, "Diagnosis was based on virus growth characteristics, electron microscopy, and molecular biology techniques. Molecular characterization of the virus was done by using polymerase chain reaction amplification, cloning, an DNA sequencing of conserved orthopoxvirus genes such as the vaccinia growth factor (VGF), thymidine kinase (TK), and hemagglutinin."
The researchers compared a phylogenetic tree of Aragatuba virus, which they...
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