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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

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Juquitiba-like Hantavirus from 2 Nonrelated Rodent Species, Uruguay

Adriana Delfraro, Lorena Tomé, Guillermo D’Elía, Mario Clara, Federico Achával, José C. Russi, and Juan ArbizaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay (A. Delfraro, L. Tomé, M. Clara, F. Achával, J. Arbiza Rodonz); Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile (G. D´Elía); Ministerio de Salud Pública, Montevideo (J.C. Russi [retired]);

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Table 2

Sequence comparison for medium and small segments of JUQ-like clade*

Identity or distance Segment size
Medium Small
Percentage identity†
Nucleotide 92.6 95.4
Amino acid
98.9
99.7
Mean distance‡
HU39694 0.451 0.475
Maporal 0.567 NA
Orán 0.631 0.326
Maciel 0.662 0.704
Pergamino 0.707 0.364
Castelo dos Sonhos 0.782 NA
Andes 0.820 0.434
Lechiguan 0.840 0.449
Bermejo 0.886 0.404
Araraquara NA 0.437
JUQ-like mean distance 0.093 0.039

*Parameters used in the analyses were medium segment, gamma shape 0.29, proportion of invariable sites 0.18; small segment, gamma shape 0.59, proportion of invariable sites 0.38. Sequence comparisons were conducted by using MEGA version 4.0 (www.megasoftware.net) and Modelgenerator (http://bioinf.may.ie/software/modelgenerator). JUQ, Juquitiba; NA, not available.
†Identity for the JUQ-like clade.
‡Distance between the JUQ-like clade and several South American hantavirus lineages, under the general time reversible + gamma + proportion invariant model.

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