West Nile virus

Characteristics of synonymous codon usage bias in the beginning region of West Nile virus

X. X. Ma, Feng, Y. P., Liu, J. L., Chen, L., Zhao, Y. Q., Guo, P. H., Guo, J. Z., Ma, L. Y., and Ma, Z. R., Characteristics of synonymous codon usage bias in the beginning region of West Nile virus, vol. 13, pp. 7347-7355, 2014.

Adaptation in the overall codon usage pattern of West Nile virus (WNV) to that of two hosts was estimated based on the synonymous codon usage value (RSCU). Synonymous codon usage biases for the beginning coding sequence of this virus were also analyzed by calculating the usage fluctuation for each synonymous codon along the target region (the first 270 codon sites of the whole coding sequence of WNV). Adaptation of WNV to Anopheles gambiae regarding the overall codon usage revealed a mixture of synonymous codon usage patterns between this virus and its vector.

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