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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

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Sandfly Fever Sicilian Virus, Algeria

Arezki Izri*, Sarah Temmam†, Grégory Moureau†, Boussad Hamrioui‡, Xavier de Lamballerie†, and Rémi N. Charrel†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Université Paris 13, Bobigny, France; †Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France; ‡Université d’Alger, Alger, Algeria;

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Pairwise genetic distances between Sandfly fever Sicilian virus sequence and homologous sequences of selected phleboviruses* View Actual Table

No. Virus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nucleotide sequences
1 Sandfly fever Sicilian virus, Algeria 7.5 4.0 40.4 38.8 42.3 40.1 38.5 48.2
2 Sandfly fever Sicilian virus, Cyprus 4.5 6.5 42.7 41.3 39.3 43.3 38.5 53.0
3 Sandfly fever Sicilian virus, Italy 9.3 1.5 39.1 37.9 42.3 39.6 35.8 46.5
4 Arbia virus 54.7 52.2 50.7 38.2 42.2 40.9 40.4 53.8
5 Toscana virus, Italy 48.0 47.8 44.0 42.7 17.4 30.4 38.1 48.2
6 Toscana virus, France 46.3 47.8 47.8 44.8 1.5 34.8 42.0 52.0
7 Sandfly fever Naples virus, Sabin 52.0 50.7 48.0 52.0 25.3 25.4 41.2 51.3
8 Rift Valley fever virus 41.3 37.3 34.7 45.3 37.3 41.8 46.7 47.1
9 Uukuniemi virus 69.3 67.2 61.3 64.0 60.0 65.7 62.7 58.7
Amino acid sequences

*Sandfly fever Sicilian virus isolated from Phlebotomus ariasi sandflies in Algeria. Selected phleboviruses are those for which the corresponding sequence was available in the GenBank database.

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