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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009


Detection of Newly Described Astrovirus MLB1 in Stool Samples from Children

Stacy R. Finkbeiner, Binh-Minh Le, Lori R. Holtz, Gregory A. Storch, and David WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Table 1

Similarity of fully sequenced WD0016 genome to AstV-MLB1*

Genome Nucleotide identity with AstV-MLB1, %
(serine protease) ORF1b 
(RNA polymerase) ORF2 (capsid)
WD0016 92.6 93.9 91.9

*AstV-MLB1, astrovirus MLB1; ORF, open reading frame.

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