Midpoint rooted maximum likelihood phylogram of filovirus-like VP35 nucleotide sequences from vespertilionid bats. Three major geographic regions are shown by the shaded boxes. Support values (nonparametric bootstrap support/approximate likelihood ratio tests) are given above the branches. GenBank accession numbers or museum voucher numbers are provided in parentheses. See Additional file 8, Table S3 for details of specimen records and acronyms. Arrows show unique indels shared by sister taxa that preserve the open reading frame (i.e. all sequences appear to have an open reading frame in the genus Myotis). Note that the 9 bp deletion is not observed in the homologous sequence from the tarsier (supporting its derived position in New World Myotis sp.). The scale bar is based on substitutions per site.
Taylor et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:336 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-336