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Research Article

Analysis of Complete Nucleotide Sequences of Angolan Hepatitis B Virus Isolates Reveals the Existence of a Separate Lineage within Genotype E

  • Barbara V. Lago,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Francisco C. Mello,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Flavia S. Ribas,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Fatima Valente,

    Affiliation: Eduardo dos Santos Foundation, Ministry of Health, Luanda, Angola

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  • Caroline C. Soares,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Christian Niel,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Selma A. Gomes mail

    selma@ioc.fiocruz.br

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Published: March 14, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092223

About the Authors

Barbara V. Lago, Francisco C. Mello, Flavia S. Ribas, Caroline C. Soares, Christian Niel, Selma A. Gomes
Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fatima Valente
Eduardo dos Santos Foundation, Ministry of Health, Luanda, Angola

Corresponding Author

Email: selma@ioc.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAG. Performed the experiments: BVL FSR. Analyzed the data: BVL FCM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CCS FCM FV. Wrote the paper: BVL CN SAG.