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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007


In Vitro Cell Culture Infectivity Assay for Human Noroviruses

Timothy M. Straub*Comments to Author , Kerstin Höner zu Bentrup†, Patricia Orosz Coghlan‡, Alice Dohnalkova*, Brooke K. Mayer*1, Rachel A. Bartholomew*, Catherine O. Valdez*, Cynthia J. Bruckner-Lea*, Charles P. Gerba‡, Morteza A. Abbaszadegan§, and Cheryl A. Nickerson†1
Author affiliations: *Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA; †Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; ‡University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA; §Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA;

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Table 2

Genetic characterization of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase sequence of the norovirus strains used in the study

Sample IDDate collected (2004)SettingStrain in GenBank with closest sequence similarity (%)Genogroup
Apr 14
Cruise ship
AJ487474 NLV/Castell/2001/Sp (97%)
Jun 21
Cruise ship
DQ157140 Hu/Offenburg1155/2004/D (100%)
flag2Dec 14Nursing homeAJ626578 NV/GII/Stockholm/IV1138/2003/SE (97%)II

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1Current affiliation: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA