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Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013

Dispatch

Novel Poxvirus in Big Brown Bats, Northwestern United States

Ginny L. EmersonComments to Author , Robert Nordhausen, Michael M. Garner, John R. Huckabee, Steven Johnson, Ron D. Wohrle, Whitni B. Davidson, Kimberly Wilkins, Yu Li, Jeffrey B. Doty, Nadia F. Gallardo-Romero, Maureen G. Metcalfe, Kevin L. Karem, Inger K. Damon, and Darin S. Carroll
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (G.L. Emerson, W.B. Davidson, K. Wilkins, Y. Li, J.B. Doty, N.F. Gallardo-Romero, M.G. Metcalfe, K.L. Karem, I.K. Damon, D.S. Carroll); University of California, Davis, California, USA (R. Nordhausen); Northwest ZooPath, Monroe, Washington, USA (M.M. Garner); PAWS Wildlife Center, Lynnwood, Washington, USA (J.R. Huckabee, S. Johnson); Washington State Department of Health, Tumwater, Washington, USA (R.D. Wohrle)

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Distance matrix of percentage identity for 24 poxviruses based on amino acid sequence alignment of 7 open reading frames*

Virus MYX RFV SWP GTP SPP LSD DPV YLD YMT EPP CTV CPX ECT HSP SKP VAR RAC VPX MOC CNP FWP CRV BPS ORF
MYX 86.7 70.5 71.2 79.1 70.8 69.5 70.3 66.5 64.0 63.5 65.4 64.9 68.7 66.1 66.5 58.4 67.8 56.3 53.6 60.9 57.7 59.4 58.6
RFV 90.9 71.1 71.5 71.6 70.6 70.2 70.7 67.2 64.9 64.6 65.7 65.5 68.2 66.9 66.5 58.9 68.0 54.9 54.6 61.6 56.3 58.0 57.2
SWP 78.2 77.5 75.5 75.5 74.5 75.1 74.2 70.2 71.0 70.1 68.2 67.9 70.9 70.1 69.4 61.5 73.7 50.8 56.5 64.3 51.0 52.4 52.2
GTP 79.1 78.0 79.1 97.8 93.2 75.7 79.4 71.0 71.1 70.2 67.8 67.7 70.8 69.4 68.9 61.1 71.0 50.5 56.4 63.9 51.1 52.4 51.9
SPP 79.1 78.0 79.1 98.8 93.0 75.7 79.6 71.7 71.1 70.2 67.7 67.6 70.8 69.5 68.9 61.1 71.0 50.2 56.4 64.0 51.0 52.3 51.8
LSD 78.3 77.8 78.1 93.9 93.9 79.3 74.3 71.2 71.6 70.7 67.3 67.3 69.9 68.9 68.4 60.8 69.7 51.0 55.8 63.6 50.5 52.0 51.6
DPV 78.4 78.1 79.2 80.1 80.0 83.8 74.5 71.7 72.2 71.4 67.7 67.6 70.2 69.5 60.0 61.4 70.4 51.1 55.6 63.6 49.9 51.7 51.6
YLD 77.8 77.2 78.0 83.0 83.1 78.3 79.1 80.1 70.3 68.9 67.7 67.6 70.8 69.4 69.0 61.3 71.1 50.8 56.4 63.9 51.2 52.7 52.1
YMT 73.5 73.6 73.8 74.6 74.6 74.3 75.3 86.0 71.7 70.3 66.3 65.9 66.6 67.4 67.3 59.2 66.9 53.7 54.5 62.0 49.5 52.2 51.8
EPP 70.4 70.4 71.3 71.7 71.8 71.9 72.3 71.4 71.9 75.1 67.5 67.2 67.8 69.1 68.5 61.4 68.5 50.8 55.1 63.2 45.9 48.4 48.6
CTV 68.9 69.0 69.9 69.9 70.0 70.1 70.9 69.5 70.2 73.0 64.5 64.4 64.8 66.1 65.4 58.4 65.5 50.3 54.4 61.8 46.4 48.8 48.8
CPX 68.2 68.3 69.0 68.9 68.8 68.6 69.0 69.2 68.8 68.9 64.4 93.7 90.6 82.7 90.4 74.4 82.4 53.4 54.7 61.6 51.7 54.4 54.0
ECT 67.6 67.9 68.7 68.3 68.2 68.3 68.9 68.7 68.5 68.8 64.2 95.0 90.3 82.7 90.0 74.3 82.5 53.2 54.8 61.4 51.5 54.3 53.8
HSP 72.7 71.4 72.6 72.8 72.7 72.1 72.8 73.2 69.2 69.2 64.9 90.5 90.2 83.9 92.0 74.7 85.0 53.3 55.2 62.8 53.5 55.6 55.0
SKP 69.7 69.6 70.9 70.4 70.3 70.3 70.9 70.6 69.1 69.6 64.9 87.7 87.3 89.1 87.5 78.0 88.7 53.0 55.9 66.8 52.0 59.4 57.9
VAR 69.2 69.1 70.4 69.9 69.8 69.8 70.3 70.2 69.0 69.0 64.7 90.2 90.0 91.8 93.8 74.4 83.4 55.6 52.0 68.2 52.5 59.1 60.3
RAC 62.1 62.1 63.1 62.8 62.7 62.8 63.5 63.0 62.2 63.5 58.9 80.3 80.2 80.7 82.0 80.2 77.7 47.3 51.6 55.4 45.3 48.0 47.4
VPX 71.5 70.9 75.3 72.2 72.1 71.6 72.3 72.5 69.0 69.2 64.7 87.1 86.6 90.3 91.1 88.2 82.3 52.7 55.8 63.1 52.9 54.6 54.3
MOC 59.1 59.0 58.8 58.9 58.8 58.8 59.3 59.2 59.3 59.2 56.8 59.3 59.0 59.4 59.3 59.1 54.5 59.0 45.8 52.2 62.2 65.2 65.1
CNP 52.2 52.4 53.2 52.9 52.8 52.7 52.7 52.5 52.1 52.2 51.0 52.0 51.9 51.8 52.1 52.2 50.4 52.0 52.0 65.6 45.4 45.2 44.9
FWP 59.8 59.8 60.4 60.4 60.3 60.2 60.1 60.0 59.2 58.4 57.5 57.8 57.8 59.2 62.7 63.9 52.6 59.2 57.5 70.8 52.7 55.9 57.3
CRV 56.3 55.8 56.1 55.7 55.7 55.2 55.3 55.8 53.3 52.9 52.0 52.8 52.4 55.3 54.5 54.0 47.3 55.2 53.9 47.8 55.4 64.4 64.0
BPS 59.2 59.0 58.5 58.3 58.2 58.1 58.7 58.3 57.3 56.8 55.3 57.8 57.6 59.3 64.1 63.3 52.3 59.2 56.9 47.1 58.8 52.1 88.4
ORF 58.5 58.1 58.0 57.7 57.6 57.5 58.1 57.7 56.8 56.7 54.9 57.1 57.1 58.5 62.5 63.8 51.7 58.5 56.6 47.1 59.6 52.0 88.7

*Values above the diagonal are for nucleotide comparisons and values below the diagonal are for amino acid comparisons. MYX, myxoma virus; RFV, rabbit fibroma virus; SWP, swinepox virus; GTP, goatpox virus; SPP, sheeppox virus; LSD, lumpy skin disease virus; DPV, deerpox virus; YLD, Yaba-like disease virus; YMT, Yaba monkey tumor virus; EPP, Eptesipox virus; CTV, Cotia virus; CPX, cowpox virus; ECT, Ectromelia virus; HSP, horsepox virus; SKP, skunkpox virus; VAR, variola virus; RAC, raccoonpox virus; VPX, volepoxvirus; MOC, Molluscum contagiosum virus; CNP, canarypox virus; FWP, fowlpox virus; CRV, crocodilepox virus; BPS, bovine papular stomatitis virus; ORF, Orf virus.

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