A big thank you goes out to Dr. Thomas Waltzek for being a great
mentor and friend who helped me hone my phylogenetic analysis
skills so that I could share my passion for ranaviruses with my students. I would also like to thank my undergraduate research students
over the past few years for working with me as we navigate the wonderful world of Ranavirus phylogenetics and increasing our understanding of which of the core genes make good trees. I would also
like to thank several anonymous reviewers, Dr. Sarah Rosario, and
Dr. Anna Higgins-Harrell for comments on the manuscript, as they
have improved this article significantly.
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AMANDA L. J. DUFFUS is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Biology and Physical Sciences at Gordon State College, Barnesville,
GA 30204; email: email@example.com; webpage: www.amandaduffus.com;