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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Dispatch

Porcine Rotavirus Closely Related to Novel Group of Human Rotaviruses

Mitsutaka Wakuda, Tomihiko Ide, Jun Sasaki, Satoshi Komoto, Junichi Ishii, Takeshi Sanekata, and Koki TaniguchiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan (M. Wakuda. T. Ide, J. Sasaki, S. Komoto, J. Ishii, K. Taniguchi); Tottori University, Tottori, Japan (T. Sanekata)

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Identities of nucleotide and amino acid sequences of VP4, VP6, VP7, and NSP4 of porcine rotavirus strain SKA-1 with those of group B and a novel group of rotaviruses*

Strain Species Group % Identity of nucleotide (amino acid) sequences
VP4 VP6 VP7 NSP4
J19 Human Novel 59.3 (52.0) 72.9 (76.8) 64.4 (56.3) 62.1 (36.1)
B219 Human Novel 58.3 (51.7) 72.2 (76.5) 64.6 (55.9) 62.3 (35.2)
Bang 373 Human B 48.6 (29.5) 52.5 (37.3) 48.4 (21.8) 48.4 (17.3)
WH-1 Human B 48.8 (29.0) 52.7 (37.9) 48.9 (21.8) 49.3 (16.8)
ADRV Human B 49.1 (28.6) 52.7 (36.9) 49.1 (21.8) 49.4 (16.8)
RUBV226 Bovine B 47.8 (29.8) 52.4 (39.2) NA NA
DB176 Bovine B 47.3 (29.9) 52.4 (39.4) 50.7 (21.4) NA
Nemuro Bovine B NA 52.6 (38.2) 49.6 (20.2) NA
Po/PB-F18 Porcine B NA NA (21.4)† NA

*VP, viral protein; NS, nonstructural protein; NA, not available. GenBank accession nos.: SKA-1 VP4, AB576625; SKA-1 VP6, AB576626; SKA-1 VP7 AB576627; SKA-1 NSP4; AB576628.
†Nucleotide sequence of the noncoding region of this strain was not available.

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