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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010


Novel Human Bocavirus in Children with Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

Jing-rong Song1, Yu Jin1, Zhi-ping Xie1, Han-chun Gao, Ni-guang Xiao, Wei-xia Chen, Zi-qian Xu, Kun-long Yan, Yang Zhao, Yun-de Hou, and Zhao-jun DuanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, People’s Republic of China (J-R. Song, Y. Jin, W-X. Chen, K-L. Yan, Y. Zhao); China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, PRC (J-R. Song, Y. Jin, Z-P. Xie, H-C. Gao, N-G. Xiao, W-X. Chen, Z-Q. Xu, K-L. Yan, Y. Zhao, Y-D. Hou, Z-J. Duan); 1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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Table 2

Nucleotide and amino acid sequence comparisons among and between human bocaviruses, Gansu Province, China*

Virus comparison NS1 sequence identity, %
NP1 sequence identity, %
Nucleotide Amino acid Nucleotide Amino acid
With HBoV2 PK-2255 sequence 98–99 99–100 98–99 98–100
With HBoV2 strain W153 sequence 95–96 98–99 97.6–98.3 97–100
With the HBoV prototype strain ST1 or ST2 sequence 81–82 90 74–78 69–73
With HBoV 3 strain W471 sequence 83.3–84.4 88 69.7–70.3 58–62
Among the HBoV2 sequence 97–99 98 98–100 99–100
Among the HBoV sequence 97–98 99 97–100 98–100

*HBoV, human bocavirus; NS1, nonstructural protein 1; NP1, nucleoprotein 1.

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