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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

Simian T-Lymphotropic Virus Diversity among Nonhuman Primates, Cameroon

David M. Sintasath, Nathan D. Wolfe1, Matthew LeBreton, Hongwei Jia, Albert D. Garcia, Joseph Le Doux Diffo, Ubald Tamoufe, Jean K. Carr, Thomas M. Folks, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Donald S. Burke2, Walid Heneine, and William M. SwitzerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (D.M. Sintasath, D.S. Burke); University of California School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (N.D. Wolfe, U. Tamoufe); Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaoundé, Cameroon (M. LeBreton, J.L.D. Diffo, U. Tamoufe, E. Mpoudi-Ngole); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (H. Jia, A. D. Garcia, T.M. Folks, W. Heneine, W.M. Switzer); University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore (J.K. Carr)

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Table 4

High genetic diversity of novel STLV-3 (subtype D) tax sequences compared to prototypical PTLV-3s*

Nonhuman primate Subtype D
Subtype C
Subtype B
Subtype A
Cmo 8699AB† Cni 7867AB† Cni 217‡ Cni 227‡ Cni 3034§ Cni 3038¶ 2026 ND Cto604 CtoNG 409 PPAF3 Ph969 Tge 2117
Cmo8699AB 99.9 92.7 93.2 93.5 93.1 82.7 83.4 83.5 83.5 84.5 84.2
Cni7867AB 92.7 93.2 93.5 93.1 82.7 83.4 83.5 83.5 84.5 84.2
Cni217 99.5 98.2 98.5 84.5 86.3 88.1 86.8 88.6 88.1
Cni227 98.8 99.1 84.9 86.8 87.7 87.2 89.0 88.6
Cni3034 100.0 82.2 82.4 82.8 83.6 83.9 83.7
Cni3038 82.5 82.7 83.1 83.7 84.1 83.9
2026ND 91.6 93.0 94.1 87.0 90.4
Cto604 92.4 92.5 87.5 92.0
CtoNG409 94.2 86.8 90.7
PPAF3 88.5 90.8
Ph969 95.8

*STLVs, simian T-lymphotropic viruses; PTLVs, primate T-lymphotropic viruses. Boldface indicates intersubgroup identities; shading indicates intrasubgroup identities. Nonhuman primates are coded as follows: the first letter of the genus is followed by the first 2 letters of the species name: Cmo, Cercopithecus mona; Cni, C. nictitans; Cto, Cerococebus torquatus; Ppa, Papio papio; Ph, Papio hamadryas; Tge, Teropithecus gelada. The last 2 letters in the code indicate the study site: AB, Abat; ND, Ndikinimeki.
†Partial tax sequence (1015 bp).
‡Partial tax sequence (219 bp).
§Partial tax sequence (170 bp).
¶Partial tax sequence (202 bp).

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1Current affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

2Current affiliation: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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