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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

Passatempo Virus, a Vaccinia Virus Strain, Brazil

Juliana A. Leite*, Betânia P. Drumond*, Giliane S. Trindade*, Zélia I.P. Lobato*, Flávio G. da Fonseca†, João R. dos Santos*, Marieta C. Madureira‡, Maria I.M.C. Guedes*, Jaqueline M.S. Ferreira*, Cláudio A. Bonjardim, Paulo C.P. Ferreira*, and Erna G. Kroon*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil; †Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou–Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil; ‡Instituto Mineiro de Agropecuária, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Passatempo virus (PSTV), Araçatuba virus (ARAV), Cantagalo virus (CTGV), Vaccinia virus IOC (VACV-IOC), vaccinia virus Lister (VACV-LST), vaccinia virus Western Reserve (VACV-WR), and cowpox virus Brighton Red (CPXV-BR) ha, tk, and vgf genes and amino acid sequences*†

PSTV Identity among homologous sequences (%)
ha 99.9 99.8 98.7 97.4 96.3 84.0
tk 100.0 –* –* 99.8 100.0 98.0
vgf 98.6 –* –* 98.0 98.6 95.7
Amino acids
HA 99.7 99.3 96.6 95.0 94.0 79.9
TK 100.0 –* –* 100.0 100.0 98.2
VGF 97.4 –* –* 100.0 97.4 92.2

*CTGV and VACV-IOC tk and vgf nucleotide and amino acid sequences are not available in the GenBank database.

†HA, hemagglutinin; TK, thymidine kinase; VGF, vaccinia growth factor.

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