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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007


Antigenic Diversity of Human Sapoviruses

Grant S. Hansman*Comments to Author , Tomoichiro Oka*, Naomi Sakon†, and Naokazu Takeda*
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; †Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan;

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Table 1

Nucleotide similarity (values below blank diagonal) and amino acid identity (values above blank diagonal) of complete capsid (VP1) sequences of sapovirus strains*

Strain Mc114 (GI/1) Yokote1 (GI/5) Syd53 (GII/3) Syd3 (GIV/1) NK24 (GV/1)
Mc114 (GI/1) 79 46 52 51
Yokote1 (GI/5) 76.5 46.8 50.3 50.9
Syd53 (GII/3) 56.1 56.9 48.3 48.6
Syd3 (GIV/1) 58.1 57.4 55.9 54.2
NK24 (GV/1) 58.2 57.3 56.4 58.6

*Values are percentages.

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