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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006


Eighth Major Clade for Hepatitis Delta Virus

Frédéric Le Gal*1, Elyanne Gault*1, Marie-Pierre Ripault†, Jeanne Serpaggi‡, Jean-Claude Trinchet§, Emmanuel Gordien*, and Paul Dény*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Hôpital Avicenne and EA3406, Université Paris 13, Bobigny, France; †Hôpital Saint-Louis, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France; ‡Hôpital Necker, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France; §Hôpital Jean Verdier, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Bondy, France

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Table 2

Parameters specified by MrBayes (version 3.0β4) application

Sequences Substitution rate matrix*
Nucleotide frequencies
G/T C/T C/G A/T A/G A/C pi (A) pi (C) pi (G) pi (T)
Full length 1.000 2.733 0.681 1.344 3.011 0.847 0.200 0.304 0.288 0.208 0.526
sHD‡ 1.000 6.687 0.926 2.221 3.550 1.519 0.322 0.216 0.361 0.101 0.434

*Each substitution rate is expressed as compared with the G/T substitution rate.
†Parameter α is the shape parameter of the γ distribution.
‡Small hepatitis delta nucleotide sequence.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.