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Volume 6, Number 5—October 2000

Research

Imported Lassa Fever in Germany: 
Molecular Characterization of a New Lassa Virus Strain

Stephan GüntherComments to Author , Petra Emmerich, Thomas Laue, Olaf Kühle, Marcel Asper, Annegret Jung, Thomas Grewing, Jan ter Meulen, and Herbert Schmitz

Author affiliations: Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin, Hamburg, Germany

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Table

Nucleotide and amino acid differences between Lassa strains in S RNA coding regions

Changes at third codon positions
Nucleotide difference (%) in: per total changes (%) in: Amino acid difference (%) in:
Strainsa GPC NP GPC NP GPC NP
AV vs. JOS 16.5 19.6 84.4 81.5 5.1 6.0
AV vs. NIG 20.3 21.3 83.7 78.3 6.7 8.1
NIG vs. JOS 19.2 22.4 83.7 77.1 6.9 8.9

aAV, strain AV; JOS, strain Josiah; NIG, strain Nigeria; GPC = glycoprotein precursor protein; NP = nucleoprotein

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