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Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013

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Feline Origin of Rotavirus Strain, Tunisia, 2008

Mouna Ben Hadj Fredj, Elisabeth Heylen, Mark Zeller, Imene Fodha, Meriam Benhamida-Rebai, Marc Van Ranst, Jelle Matthijnssens, and Abdelhalim TrabelsiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Sahloul University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia (M. Ben Hadj Fredj, I. Fodha, M. Benhamida-Rebai, A. Trabelsi); University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia (M. Ben Hadj Fredj, I. Fodha, M. Benhamida-Rebai, A. Trabelsi); University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (E. Heylen, M. Zeller, M. Van Ranst, J. Matthijnssens)

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Comparison of genomic constellation of group A rotavirus strain RVA/human-wt/TUN/17237/2008/G6P[9] from Tunisia with reference strains*

Strain Genotype
constellation VP7 VP4 VP6 VP1 VP2 VP3 NSP1 NSP2 NSP3 NSP4 NSP5
RVA/human-wt/TUN/17237/2008/G6P[9] BA222-like G6 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N1 T6 E2 H3
RVA/human-wt/ITA/PAH136/1996/G3P[9] BA222-like G3 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N1 T6 E2 H3
RVA/cat-wt/ITA/BA222/2005/G3P[9] BA222-like G3 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N1 T3 E2 H3
RVA/human-wt/ITA/PAI58/1996/G3P[9] BA222-like G3 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/human-tc/USA/Se584/1998/G6P[9] BA222-like G6 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T1 E2 H3
RVA/human-wt/JAP/KF17/2009/G6P[9] BA222-like G6 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T3 E3 H3
RVA/human-wt/USA/0537/2002/G3P[9] BA222-like G3 P[9] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T1 E2 H3
RVA/cat-tc/AUS/Cat2/1984/G3P[9] BA222-like/ cat97-like G3 P[9] I3 R3 C2 M3 A3 N1 T6 E3 H3
RVA/human-tc/ITA/PA169/1988/G6P[14] Bovine-like G6 P[14] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/human-wt/BEL/B10925/1997/G6P[14] Bovine-like G6 P[14] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/human-wt/ITA/111-05-27/2005/G6P[14] Bovine-like G6 P[14] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/cow-tc/FRA/RF/1982/G6P[1] Bovine G6 P[1] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/cow-tc/VEN/BRV033/1990/G6P6[1] Bovine G6 P[1] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/cow-tc/USA/WC3/1981/G6P[5] Bovine G6 P[5] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/cow-tc/KOR/KJ19-2/2004/G6P[7] Bovine G6 P[7] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/rhesus-tc/USA/PTRV/1990/G8P[1] Bovine-like G8 P[1] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/human-tc/KEN/B12/1987/G8P[1] Bovine-like G8 P[1] I2 R2 C2 M2 A3 N2 T6 E2 H3
RVA/human-tc/USA/DS-1/1976/G2P[4] DS-1-like G2 P[4] I2 R2 C2 M2 A2 N2 T2 E2 H2
RVA/human-tc/JPN/AU-1/1982/G3P3[9] AU-1-like G3 P[9] I3 R3 C3 M3 A3 N3 T3 E3 H3
RVA/human-tc/USA/Wa/1974/G1P1A[8] Wa-like G1 P[8] I1 R1 C1 M1 A1 N1 T1 E1 H1

*Boldface indicates genotypes that are identical to group A rotavirus RVA/human-wt/TUN/17237/2008/G6P[9]. VP, virus capsid protein; NSP, nonstructural protein.

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