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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

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Genetic Characterization of Nipah Virus, Bangladesh, 2004

Brian H. Harcourt*, Luis Lowe*, Azaibi Tamin*, Xin Liu*, Bettina Bankamp*, Nadine Bowden*, Pierre E. Rollin*, James A. Comer*, Thomas G. Ksiazek*, Mohammed Jahangir Hossain†, Emily S. Gurley†, Robert F. Breiman*†, William J. Bellini*, and Paul A. Rota*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Comparison of gene sequences NV-Malaysia and NV-Bangladesh*

Gene Virus Open reading frame
5´ nontranslated
3´ nontranslated
Length† % amino acid identity‡ % nucleotide homology‡ Length§ % nucleotide homology‡ Length§ % nucleotide homology‡
N Malay 532 98.3 94.3 57 100 586 90.8
Bang 532 57 586
P Malay 709 92.0 92.0 105 91.4 469 88.1
Bang 709 105 469
V Malay 52 92.5 95.7
Bang 55
W Malay 47 100 98.5
Bang 47
C Malay 166 95.2 97.6
Bang 166
M Malay 352 98.9 93.4 100 86.0 200 83.5
Bang 352 100 200
F Malay 546 98.4 93.4 284 83.1 412 79.4
Bang 546 290 412
G Malay 602 95.5 93.0 233 75.5 504 80.8
Bang 602 233 504
L Malay 2,244 98.2 93.4 153 82.4 67 80.6
Bang 2,244 153 67

*NV, Nipah virus.
†Length in amino acids.
‡Percentage amino acid identity or nucleotide homology after sequences were aligned by using GAP from GCG.
§Length in nucleotides. NV-Malaysia gene lengths and 5´ and 3´ nontranslated sequences and gene lengths were obtained from GenBank accession no. AF212302. The percentage amino acid identity does not take into consideration conserved amino acid changes.

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