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Volume 6, Number 5—October 2000


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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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:
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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