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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

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Sympatry of 2 Hantavirus Strains, Paraguay, 2003–2007

Yong-Kyu Chu, Douglas Goodin, Robert D. Owen1, David Koch, and Colleen B. JonssonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, USA (Y.-K. Chu, C.B. Jonsson); Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA (D. Goodin, D. Koch); Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA (R.D. Owen); University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (C.B. Jonsson)

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Table 1

Nucleotide and amino acid sequence similarities of small gene segments among hantaviruses identified in Paraguay and nearby countries, 2003–2007*

Virus LANV RIOMV ALPA JABV JABV Akmo_006 AAI ANDV BMJV-NEBU IPV37 JUQV Olfo_777 JUQV PRGV ARAV
LANV 83 78 75 75 76 79 80 80 80 80 78 78
RIOMV 93 81 77 78 77 80 80 79 79 78 79 79
ALPA 92 96 77 77 78 78 78 78 77 77 77 78
JABV 85 89 88 88 89 76 77 78 77 78 75 77
JABV Akmo_006 86 88 88 99 96 76 75 77 76 76 75 76
AAIV 88 90 90 99 99 77 76 77 77 77 76 76
ANDV 90 90 89 86 86 88 83 82 81 82 82 82
BMJV-NEBU 89 90 88 86 85 88 98 84 83 84 82 81
IPV37 90 90 89 86 86 88 96 95 95 95 83 81
JUQV_Olfo_777 89 88 87 86 86 87 96 94 100 96 82 80
JUQV 90 90 89 86 85 88 96 95 100 100 82 81
PRGV 90 90 89 85 84 87 96 95 93 92 93 83
ARAV 91 91 90 90 89 90 96 94 94 94 94 96

*Values above the diagonal are percentage nucleotide sequence similarities, and values below the diagonal are percentage amino acid sequence similarities. LANV, Laguna Negra virus; RIOMV, Rio Mamore virus; ALPA, Alto Paraguay virus; JABV, Jaborá virus; AAIV, Ape Aime virus; ANDV, Andes virus; BMJV-NEBU, Beremjo virus from Ñeembucú; IPV37, Itapúa virus strain 37; JUQV, Juquitiba virus; PRGV, Pergamino virus; ARAV, Araraquara virus.

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1Current affiliation: Martín Barrios 2230 c/ Pizarro, Barrio Republicano, Asunción, Paraguay.

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