Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Dispatch

Novel Sylvatic Rabies Virus Variant in Endangered Golden Palm Civet, Sri Lanka

Takashi Matsumoto, Kamruddin AhmedComments to Author , Omala Wimalaratne, Susilakanthi Nanayakkara, Devika Perera, Dushantha Karunanayake, and Akira Nishizono
Author affiliations: Oita University, Yufu, Japan (T. Matsumoto, K. Ahmed, A. Nishizono); Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (O. Wimalaratne, S. Nanayakkara, D. Perera, D. Karunanayake)

Main Article

Table 1

Percentage identity shared between genes of 2 rabies virus strains from Sri Lanka, H-08-1320 and H-1413-09, by gene coding region*

Gene H-1413-09
H-08-1320
% Identity
Coding region Start codon, stop codon Coding region Start codon, stop codon Nucleotide Amino acid
N 71–1,423 ATG, TGA 71–1,423 ATG, TGA 99.1 97.1
P 1,514–2,404 ATG, TGA 1,514–2,404 ATG, TGA 99.1 97.5
M 2,496–3,104 ATG, TAA 2,497–3,105 ATG, TAA 98.0 96.9
G 3,317–4,891 ATG, TGA 3,318–4,892 ATG, TGA 98.7 97.4
L 5,407–11,793 ATG, TGA 5,408–11,794 ATG, TAA 99.0 97.0

*H-08-1320 is a human strain typical of canine rabies virus circulating in Sri Lanka; H-1413-09 is a novel sylvatic rabies virus variant from a golden palm civet in Sri Lanka.

Main Article

TOP