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Volume 8, Number 8—August 2002

Research

Genetic Characterization of Hantaviruses Transmitted by the Korean Field Mouse (Apodemus peninsulae), Far East Russia

Kumari Lokugamage*, Hiroaki Kariwa*Comments to Author , Daisuke Hayasaka*, Bai Zhong Cui*, Takuya Iwasaki†, Nandadeva Lokugamage*, Leonid I. Ivanov‡, Vladimir I. Volkov‡, Vladimir A. Demenev§, Raisa Slonova¶, Galina Kompanets¶, Tatyana Kushnaryova¶, Takeshi Kurata†, Kenji Maeda*, Koichi Araki*, Tetsuya Mizutani*, Kumiko Yoshimatsu#, Jiro Arikawa#, and Ikuo Takashima*
Author affiliations: *Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; †National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; ‡Plague Control Station, Khabarovsk, Russia; §Far Eastern Medical Association, Khabarovsk, Russia; ¶Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia; #Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan;

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Table 5

Comparison of nucleotide (open reading frame) and amino acid of S genome between those from Apodemus peninsulae and other hantavirusesa

Nucleotide and amino acid identities %b
SL/AP61 SL/AP63 HTNV261 Z10 Chen4 Maaji-1 HTNV 
76-118 Q32 NC1167 SR11 GOU3 Dob/Slo
SL/AP61 99.0 84.5 83.5 83.4 82.9 82.7 82.3 78.3 73.7 73.7 72.9
SL/AP63 98.8 84.2 83.5 83.4 82.9 82.8 81.5 78.2 73.9 73.8 72.2
HTNV261 91.9 91.5 85.6 85.7 83.0 88.6 84.7 78.9 74.1 73.6 72.6
Z10 91.9 91.5 92.9 89.1 83.6 85.9 87.5 79.8 75.3 74.2 73.3
Chen4 93.0 92.5 93.2 96.2 82.8 85.8 90.3 78.7 73.2 74.2 73.4
Maaji-1 91.5 90.8 90.8 91.3 93.0 82.9 82.1 78.2 74.2 73.0 74.2
HTNV76-118 92.2 91.5 94.9 92.9 93.7 91.0 84.4 78.2 74.6 73.8 74.0
Q32 92.7 92.3 93.7 94.4 96.0 91.8 93.2 79.1 73.1 74.3 73.8
NC167 87.2 86.7 85.3 85.8 85.3 84.8 86.9 85.1 75.3 73.6 72.7
SR11 75.0 74.5 74.1 73.9 74.6 74.3 74.8 74.1 77.2 87.8 73.7
GOU3 75.7 75.5 75.0 74.8 76.2 74.3 74.8 76.7 76.7 91.5 73.1
Dob/Slo 76.4 76.4 76.8 75.7 77.6 76.6 75.5 77.2 76.0 73.1 73.1

aValues in bold show the close identities between the two Solovey sequences. Abbreviations used: SL, Solovey; HTNV, Haantan virus; Dob, Dobrova; Slo, Slovenia.
bValues above the diagonal and to the right show nucleotide identities; those below the diagonal and to the left show amino acid identities.

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