Genetic Characterization of Feline Leukemia Virus from Florida Panthers
Meredith A. Brown*, Mark W. Cunningham†, Alfred L. Roca*‡§, Jennifer L. Troyer*§, Warren E. Johnson*, and Stephen J. O’Brien*
Author affiliations: *National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, USA; †Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gainesville, Florida, USA; ‡University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA; §SAIC-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, USA;
Figure 3. Excerpt of env nucleotide sequences. The shaded regions identify indels where FeLV-Pco sequence resembles that of feline leukemia virus A (FeLV-A), ruling out recombination with dissimilar endogenous FeLV sequences as represented in enFeLV-AGTT (bottom). Puma sequences, with year of sampling (for example FeLV-Pco-1058-03 was sampled in 2003); domestic cat subgroup A (FeLVA-945 and FeLVA-61E), recombinant (FeLVB-GA), and endogenous (enFeLV-AGTT) sequences are also shown. Matches to the reference sequence (Pco-1058-02) are indicated by a dot. Gaps are indicated by a dash. (Expanded Figure)
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.