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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

Dispatch

Possible New Hepatitis B Virus Genotype, Southeast Asia

Christophe M. Olinger, Prapan Jutavijittum, Judith M. Hübschen, Amnat Yousukh, Bounthome Samountry, Te Thammavong, Kan Toriyama, and Claude P. MullerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Public Health Laboratory/Centre de Recherche Public–Santé, Luxembourg (C.M. Olinger, J.M. Hübschen, C.P. Muller); Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand (P. Jutavijittum, A. Yousukh); National University of Lao, Vientiane, Laos (B. Samountry); Lao Red Cross, Vientiane (T. Thammavong); Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (K. Toriyama);

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Table 1

Average Kimura distances (in %) within (boldface) and between reference complete genome sequences of genotypes A to H and the putative new genotype I and subgenotypes I1 and I2

Genotype A B C D E F G H I
A 4.26
B 10.27 4.14
C 9.95 10.17 4.79
D 10.89 11.84 11.6 2.95
E 10.88 12.33 12 8.2 1.2
F 16.16 16.3 15.98 16.07 15.96 7.18
G 12.48 14.28 14.2 12.46 11.75 17.56 0.33
H 16.58 16.79 16.31 15.96 16.87 9.46 17.37 2.29
I
8.43
9.7
7.89
10.95
11.23
15.74
12.13
16.21
2.33
I1 8.37 9.69 7.85 11.03 11.21 15.5 12.1 12.1
I2 8.49 9.72 7.93 10.89 11.26 15.94 12.16 12.16

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