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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

Research

Geographic Distribution and Genetic Diversity of Whitewater Arroyo Virus in the Southwestern United States

Charles F. Fulhorst*Comments to Author , Remi N. Charrel*†, Scott C. Weaver*, Thomas G. Ksiazek‡, Robert D. Bradley§, Mary L. Milazzo*, Robert B. Tesh*, and Michael D. Bowen‡
Author affiliations: *University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; †Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

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Table 3

Nucleotide and amino acid sequence identities among 13 arenavirus isolates recovered from 11 woodrats and the Tamiami virusa

Virus or strain
AV 93 AV 93 AV 96 AV 96 AV 98 AV 96 AV 98 AV 98 TVP- AV A0 AV A0 AV 96 AV 96
 Virusb Strain 10135 10040 010149 010151 360019 010154 360020 490013 6038 400212 400174 010025 010024 TAM
WWA AV 9310135 -- 100.0 86.5 86.5 86.5 85.3 85.3 82.3 82.6 79.1 79.1 83.4 85.1 71.6
WWA AV 9310040 100.0 -- 86.5 86.5 86.5 85.3 85.3 82.3 82.6 79.1 79.1 83.4 85.1 71.6
WWA AV 96010149 95.3 95.3 -- 100.0 100.0 98.1 98.5 80.1 80.3 79.5 78.8 84.4 85.5 73.7
WWA AV 96010151 95.3 95.3 100.0 -- 100.0 98.1 98.5 80.1 80.3 79.5 78.8 84.4 85.5 73.7
WWA AV 98360019 95.3 95.3 100.0 100.0 -- 98.1 98.5 80.1 80.3 79.5 78.8 84.4 85.5 73.7
WWA AV 96010154 94.8 94.8 98.8 98.8 98.8 -- 99.6 81.3 81.5 79.3 78.6 84.4 85.1 73.2
WWA AV 98360020 95.3 95.3 99.4 99.4 99.4 99.4 -- 81.3 81.5 79.5 78.8 84.4 85.1 73.4
WWA AV 98490013 91.9 91.9 90.7 90.7 90.7 90.7 91.3 -- 99.4 79.0 77.8 80.9 80.7 72.2
WWA TVP-6038 91.9 91.9 90.7 90.7 90.7 90.7 91.3 98.8 -- 79.1 78.0 81.1 80.1 72.4
WWA AV A0400212 88.4 88.4 88.9 88.9 88.9 88.9 89.5 86.6 86.6 -- 95.7 77.2 77.0 69.9
WWA AV A0400174 88.9 88.9 89.5 89.5 89.5 89.5 88.9 85.5 85.5 98.3 -- 74.7 75.5 69.9
WWA AV 96010025 90.7 90.7 91.3 91.3 91.3 91.3 91.3 87.8 87.8 84.9 84.9 -- 82.8 71.6
WWA AV 96010024 93.0 93.0 94.2 94.2 94.2 94.2 94.2 88.4 88.4 86.0 86.0 89.5 -- 72.2
TAM W-10777‡ 77.9 77.9 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 80.2 80.2 77.3 78.5 --
Amino acid sequence identity (%)

aNucleotide and amino acid sequence identities are listed above and below the dashes, respectively. bWWA = Whitewater
Arroyo, TAM = Tamiami.

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