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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008


Novel Borna Virus in Psittacine Birds with Proventricular Dilatation Disease

Kirsi S. Honkavuori, H.L. Shivaprasad, Brent L. Williams, Phenix-Lan Quan, Mady Hornig, Craig Street, Gustavo Palacios, Stephen K. Hutchison, Monique Franca, Michael Egholm, Thomas BrieseComments to Author , and W. Ian Lipkin
Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (K.S. Honkavuori, B.L. Williams, P.-L. Quan, M. Hornig, C. Street, G. Palacios, T. Briese, W.I. Lipkin); University of California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System–Fresno Branch, Davis, California, USA (H.L. Shivaprasad, M. Franca); 454 Life Sciences, Branford, Connecticut, USA (S.K. Hutchison, M. Egholm)

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Table 2

Percent sequence conservation between Borna disease virus strain V(No/98) and novel strains

Amino acid
Strain V
Strain V 84 67 66
No/98 P: 99/96*
X: 84/81
M: 100/98 66 66
G: 95/94

L: 98/96

1034/1322 P: 76/61 P: 77/63
X: 55/51 X: 49/45
M: 91/85 M: 91/85 86
G: 75/66 G: 75/66

L: 81/74
L: 81/74

1367 P: 75/60 P: 76/63 P: 98/95
X: 59/53 X: 53/48 X: 88/88
M: 91/82 M: 91/81 M: 99/95
G: 74/66 G: 74/66 G: 94/93
L: 82/76 L: 82/76 L: 97/95

*Amino acid conservation is indicated as percent similarity/percent identity.

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