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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

Dispatch

Characterization of Full Genome of Rat Hepatitis E Virus Strain from Vietnam

Tian-Cheng LiComments to Author , Yasushi Ami, Yuriko Suzaki, Shumpei P. Yasuda, Kumiko Yoshimatsu, Jiro Arikawa, Naokazu Takeda, and Wakita Takaji
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (T.-C. Li, Y. Ami, Y. Suzaki, W. Takaji); Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (S.P. Yasuda, K. Yoshimatsu, J. Arikawa); Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (N. Takeda)

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Table 2

Nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence identities between human, wild boar, rabbit, rat, and avian HEV strains, compared with Vietnam rat HEV V-105 strain*

Entire genome
Nucleotides, %
Amino acids, %
ORF1
ORF2
ORF3
ORF1
ORF2
ORF3
Genotype 1 (NC_001434) 53.5 50.7 60.8 51.0 54.1 55.5 33.3
Genotype 2 (M74506) 53.3 51.2 59.1 51.4 53.1 54.6 30.6
Genotype 3 (AF060668) 53.3 50.8 59.2 53.8 51.6 57.1 26.5
Genotype 4 (AJ272108) 53.1 50.9 58.9 52.6 50.7 55.4 24.5
Wild boar HEV (AB573435) 53.7 51.5 59.6 53.4 50.3 56.3 28.2
Wild boar HEV (AB602441) 54.0 51.5 59.6 53.4 50.3 56.3 28.2
Rabbit HEV (FJ906895) 53.6 51.3 59.3 51.5 52.1 56.2 26.2
Rat HEV (GU345042)/R63 76.9 75.7 79.6 80.6 87.0 91.6 66.7
Rat HEV (GU345043)/R68 76.8 75.5 79.8 80.9 86.4 92.1 66.7
Avian (chicken) HEV (AY535004) 50.5 49.7 54.2 47.0 44.7 47.4 33.9

*HEV, hepatitis E virus; ORF, open reading frame.

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