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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

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Circulating Coxsackievirus A16 Identified as Recombinant Type A Human Enterovirus, China

Ke Zhao, Xue Han, Guanjun Wang, Wei Hu, Wenyan Zhang, and Xiao-Fang YuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China (K. Zhao, X. Han, G. Wang, W. Hu, W. Zhang, X.-F. Yu); Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (K. Zhao, X.-F. Yu)

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Classification of coxsackievirus 16A (CA16) sequences from the People’s Republic of China into human enterovirus (HEV) groups. A) Phylogenetic analysis performed by using all HEV reference samples from China classified as HEV-A but not as CA16. All sequences were retrieved from GenBank. The sequences used corresponded to positions 2–7,407 bp in shzh00-1. MEGA4 software (12) was used as the analytic program and Kimura 2-parameter as the model. The phylogenetic tree was determined for 1,000 replic

Figure 1. Classification of coxsackievirus 16A (CA16) sequences from the People’s Republic of China into human enterovirus (HEV) groups. A) Phylogenetic analysis performed by using all HEV reference samples from China classified as HEV-A but not as CA16. All sequences were retrieved from GenBank. The sequences used corresponded to positions 2–7,407 bp in shzh00-1. MEGA4 software (12) was used as the analytic program and Kimura 2-parameter as the model. The phylogenetic tree was determined for 1,000 replicates with random seeds. Only strong bootstrap values (>70%) are shown. Scale bar shows nucleotide substitutions per site. B) Bootscanning analysis of shzh00-1. For all HEV-A sequences, together with sequences from 2 outgroups, shzh00-1 showed possible recombination with CA4 and enterovirus 71A. The vertical red lines with numbers show the possible recombination break points as determined by genetic algorithm recombination detection (13). The sequences used corresponded to positions 2–7,407 in shzh00-1. Bootscanning was performed with a window size of 500 nt and step of 20 nt. Because of gaps in alignment, break points 211, 660, 3,756, 4,608, and 6,072 correspond to positions 207, 647, 3,555, 4,406, and 5,854 in shzh00-1, respectively. UTR, untranslated region; VP, viral protein.

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