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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008

Letter

Equine Herpesvirus Type 9 in Giraffe with Encephalitis

Samy Kasem, Souichi Yamada, Matti Kiupel, Mary Woodruff, Kenji Ohya, and Hideto FukushiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Gifu University, Gifu, Japan (S. Kasem, S. Yamada, K. Ohya, H. Fukushi); Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (M. Kiupel); and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (M. Woodruff)

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Phylogenic trees of giraffe herpesvirus and other related viruses. A) Open reading frame (ORF) 30, B) ORF33, C) ORF71, and D) ORF72. EHV-9 giraffe, equine herpesvirus (EHV) type 9 isolated from reticulated giraffe (5) (AB453826); EHV-9 gazelle, EHV-9 isolated from a Thomson’s gazelle in Japan (3) (AP010838); T-616, EHV-1 isolated from a zebra fetus in the United States (EU087295); 94-137, EHV-1 isolated from a Thomson's gazelle in the United States (EU087297); Ab4p, EHV-1 isolated from horses (AY665713); EHV-4, EHV-4 isolated from horses (AF030027). Accession numbers of the sequences are AB439722 for ORF30, AB439723 for ORF33, AB453825 for ORF71, AB453826 for ORF72 of giraffe herpesvirus (DNA Data Bank of Japan, National Institute of Genetics, Japan), and AP010838 for EHV-9 genome sequence (H. Fukushi, unpub.data). Boldface indicates the sequence of EHV-9 derived from the giraffe. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.

Figure. Phylogenic trees of giraffe herpesvirus and other related viruses. A) Open reading frame (ORF) 30, B) ORF33, C) ORF71, and D) ORF72. EHV-9 giraffe, equine herpesvirus (EHV) type 9 isolated from reticulated giraffe (5) (AB453826); EHV-9 gazelle, EHV-9 isolated from a Thomson’s gazelle in Japan (3) (AP010838); T-616, EHV-1 isolated from a zebra fetus in the United States (EU087295); 94-137, EHV-1 isolated from a Thomson's gazelle in the United States (EU087297); Ab4p, EHV-1 isolated from horses (AY665713); EHV-4, EHV-4 isolated from horses (AF030027). Accession numbers of the sequences are AB439722 for ORF30, AB439723 for ORF33, AB453825 for ORF71, AB453826 for ORF72 of giraffe herpesvirus (DNA Data Bank of Japan, National Institute of Genetics, Japan), and AP010838 for EHV-9 genome sequence (H. Fukushi, unpub.data). Boldface indicates the sequence of EHV-9 derived from the giraffe. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site.

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