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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Research

Novel Flavivirus or New Lineage of West Nile Virus, Central Europe

Tamás Bakonyi*†, Zdenek Hubálek‡, Ivo Rudolf‡, and Norbert Nowotny*§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria; †Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary; ‡Institute of Vertebrate Biology ASCR, Brno, Czech Republic; §United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Table 3

Nucleotide and amino acid identity rates between RabV* and other flaviviruses

Code WNV lineage and clade Identity to RabV (%)
Nucleotide Amino acid
Complete Partial† Complete Partial‡
NY99a 1a 77 78 90 95
NY99b 1a 77 78 90 95
Is98 1a 77 78 90 95
It98 1a 77 78 90 95
Ro96 1a 77 78 90 95
Rus99a 1a 77 78 90 95
Rus99b 1a 77 78 90 95
Tu97 1a 76 78 90 95
Fr00 1a 77 78 90 95
Eg51 1a 77 78 90 95
Chin01 1a 77 78 90 95
Kunjin 1b 75 77 89 94
Sarafend 2 77 78 90 96
Ug37 2 77 78 90 96
Rus98 4 (speculation) 73 77 87 95
JEV 68 74 75 86
MVEV 69 74 76 86
USUV 68 72 75 83
SLEV 71 78
ALFV 74 88
CPCV 71 79
KOUV 76 90
YAOV 75 87

*RabV, Rabensburg virus; JEV, Japanese encephalitis virus; MVEV, Murray Valley encephalitis virus; USUV, Usutu virus; SLEV, St. Louis encephalitis virus; ALFV, Alfuy virus; CPCV, Cacipacore virus; KOUV, Koutango virus; YAOV, Yaounde virus.
†Partial alignment between nucleotide positions 9067 and 10101.
‡Partial alignment between amino acid positions 2991 and 3335.

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