A metagenomic viral discovery approach identifies potential zoonotic and novel mammalian viruses in Neoromicia bats within South Africa
A) Region of the herpesvirus DNA polymerase targeted with the molecular detection assay . B) The phylogenetic tree of a conserved 215 bp segment the herpesvirus DNA polymerase gene. The phylogeny was constructed in BEAST v1.8 using the GTR plus invariant sites and gamma distribution substitution model as suggested by J-model test. The Neoromicia herpesvirus sequences from this study are indicated with the black circles, and the species from which they originated are shown. The subfamily that compared sequences may possibly belong to, are indicated with GenBank accession numbers on the right side of the phylogenetic tree.