Maximum likelihood phylogenetic tree based on 173 complete RABV N gene nucleotide sequences.
Branches are labeled with bootstrap values generated with both the neighbor-joining (1,000 bootstrap replications) and maximum likelihood (100 bootstrap replications, number in brackets) algorithms. Bootstrap values are given for selected relevant nodes only. A scale indicating genetic distance is presented by the horizontal bar. Designations of the different RABV phylogroups (clade, sub-clade and lineage) are as indicated, based on previously defined assignments , . Isolates for which the complete N gene sequence was obtained in this study are indicated by an asterisk with the viruses from Nepal underscored.