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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011


Genogroup I and II Picobirnaviruses in Respiratory Tracts of Pigs

Saskia L. SmitsComments to Author , Leo L.M. Poon, Marije van Leeuwen, Pui-Ngan Lau, Harsha K.K. Perera, Joseph S. Malik Peiris, James Simon, and Albert Osterhaus
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.L. Smits, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China (L.L.M. Poon, P.-N. Lau, H.K.K. Perera, J.S. Malik Peiris); Viroclinics Biosciences BV, Rotterdam (S.L. Smits, M. van Leeuwen, J.H. Simon, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (H.K.K. Perera)

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Pairwise nucleotide sequence identity between genogroup II picobirnaviruses for a 339-bp fragment of the RdRP coding region*

Strain 4-GA-91 (AF246940) VS142–3 (GU968925) GPBV6G2P (AB526257) VS4400017 VS4400028 VS4400041 VS4400049
4-GA-91 (AF246940) 97.1 68.8 95.3 70.5 69.6 97.9
VS142–3 (GU968925) 68.5 95.3 69.3 69.3 97.9
GPBV6G2P (AB526257) 67.9 79.5 75 68.2
VS4400017 69.9 69 95.6
VS4400028 74.7 69.9
VS4400041 68.8

*Reference strain 4-GA-91, GenBank accession no. AF246940. Values are percentages. Blank spaces indicate 100% identity. RdRP, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

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