Genome Sequences of a novel HIV-1 CRF53_01B identified in: Malaysia

Wei Zhen Chow, Haider Al-Darraji, Yeat Mei Lee, Yutaka Takebe, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Kok Keng Tee

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A novel HIV-1 genotype designated CRF53_01B was recently characterized from three epidemiologically unrelated persons in Malaysia. Here we announced three recently isolated full-length genomes of CRF53_01B, which is likely to be phylogenetically linked to CRF33_01B, circulating widely in Southeast Asia. The genome sequences may contribute to HIV-1 molecular surveillance and future vaccine development in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11398-11399
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Virology
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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