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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011


Phylogenetic Analysis of West Nile Virus Isolates, Italy, 2008–2009

Giada Rossini1, Fabrizio Carletti1, Licia Bordi, Francesca Cavrini, Paolo Gaibani, Maria P. Landini, Anna Pierro, Maria R. Capobianchi, Antonino Di Caro, and Vittorio SambriComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy (G. Rossini, F. Cavrini, P. Gaibani, M.P. Landini, A. Pierro, V. Sambri); National Institute for Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani,” Rome, Italy (F. Carletti, L. Bordi, M.R. Capobianchi, A. Di Caro)

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Table A1

Comparison of amino acid substitutions of West Nile virus strains isolated in Italy, 2008–2009, to different European and Mediterranean West Nile virus strains and to reference strain EG101*

AA position in WNV polyprotein AA position in WNV protein TOS‐09 NAL‐09 CHI‐09 BAL‐09 FAN‐09 MAN‐08 Italy 15803/08 (FJ483548) Italy 15217/08 (FJ483549) Italy‐09 (GU011992) Italy/98 (AF404757) Morocco/03 (AY701413) France 405/04 (DQ786572) Spain GE2o/V (FJ766332) Portugal/04 (AJ965626) EG101 (AF260968)
341 E‐51 A A A A A A A A A A A A T A A
378 E‐88 P P P P P P P P P P P P S P P
443 E‐153 G G G G G G G G G G G R G G G
602 E‐312 L L L L L L L L L L F L L L L
1754 NS3‐249 T T T P P P P P P T T T P P P
2209 NS4a‐85 I I I I I I I I I V V V V V V
2224 NS4a‐100 S S S S S S S S S P P P P P P
2265 NS4a‐141 M M M L M M M M M M M M M M L
2359 NS4b‐86 F I F F F F F F F F F F F F F
2516 NS4b‐243 I I I T T T T T T T T T T T T
2786 NS5‐258 A A A A A A A A A V V V V V V
2920 NS5‐292 P P P P S S S S S S S S S S R
2950 NS5‐422 K K K K K K K K K R R R R R R
3169 NS5‐641 T T T T A A T T T T T T T T T
3407 NS5‐879 I I I H I I I I I I I I I I I

*The amino acid position numbers refer to the EG101 strain. GenBank accession numbers are shown in parentheses. WNV, West Nile virus; E, envelope; NS, nonstructural.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.