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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007


Thottapalayam Virus, a Prototype Shrewborne Hantavirus

Jin-Won Song*, Luck Ju Baek*, Connie S. Schmaljohn†, and Richard Yanagihara‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; †US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, USA; ‡University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA;

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Table 2

Comparison of full-length small-segment nucleotide and amino acid sequences of hantaviruses with Thottapalayam virus*

Hantavirus (strain) Thottapalayam virus
1,530 nt 436 aa
Hantaan (76–118) 47.9 47.1
Seoul (HR80–39) 40.8 45.7
Puumala (Sotkamo) 43.7 44.6
Prospect Hill (PH-1) 47.5 44.3
Sin Nombre (NMH10) 41.2 47.9
Andes (Chile 9717869) 44.2 47.2

*Values are percentage similarities. Distances were calculated using PAUP version 3.1.1 (Sinauer Associates Inc., Sunderland, MA, USA).

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