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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006


Hantavirus in African Wood Mouse, Guinea

Boris Klempa*†, Elisabeth Fichet-Calvet‡, Emilie Lecompte§, Brita Auste*, Vladimir Aniskin¶, Helga Meisel*, Christiane Denys‡, Lamine Koivogui#, Jan ter Meulen§1, and Detlev H. Krüger*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany; †Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; ‡Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; §Philipps University, Marburg, Germany; ¶Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Moscow, Russia; #Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Project, Conakry, Guinea

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Similarity of (% Identity with SA14 partial sequences) SA14 partial S, M, and L segment sequences with those of other hantaviruses*†

Hantavirus S segment
M segment
L segment
nt aa nt aa nt aa
HTNV76-118 71.3 81.7 77.9 89.6 72.3 86.1
SEOV80-39 75.8 82.4 72.9 82.2 75.9 87.5
DOBVSK/Aa 77.1 88.5 77.6 89.6 73.0 85.4
PUUVCG1820 61.4 61.1 62.1 61.4 69.6 72.2
TULVMoravia 62.0 62.3 62.5 62.7 65.2 72.2
SNVNM H10 63.2 62.3 60.8 62.3 68.9 72.2
ANDVChile-R123 62.0 62.7 65.5 62.7 68.6 72.9

*S, small; M, medium; L, large; HTNV, Hantaan virus; SEOV, Seoul virus; DOBV, Dobrava virus; PUUV, Puumala virus; TULV, Tula virus; SNV, Sin Nombre virus; ANDV, Andes virus.
†837 nucleotides (nt) of the S segment (positions 394–1230), 694 nt of the M segment (positions 2281–2974), and 412 nt of the L segment (positions 2956–3367) and the deduced amino acid (aa) sequences (279 aa, position 120–398 of the nucleocapsid protein; 231 aa, positions 748–978 of the glycoprotein precursor; 137 aa, positions 974–1110 of the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase) have been compared. Fragment positions were defined according to complete sequences of HTNV strain 76-118 (GenBank accession nos. NC_005218, NC_005219, and NC_005222).

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1Current affiliation: Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands