Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014
Putative New West Nile Virus Lineage in Uranotaenia unguiculata Mosquitoes, Austria, 2013
||Nucleotide identity or amino acid identity, %, by strain/lineage†‡
||7 (Koutango virus)
|7 (Koutango virus)||75.1||77.7||77.4||77.0||77.8||76.3||75.6||78.0||86.8||75.3|
*Alignments were performed by using ClustalW2 (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Tools/msa/clustalw2/). WNV, West Nile virus; WNV-Uu-LN-AT-2013, West Nile virus strain Uranotaenia unguiculata-Lake Neusiedl-Austria-2013; –, comparison between lineages 6 and 8 was not possible because the available partial sequences do not cover the same nucleotide regions.
†GenBank accession nos. are as follows for the polyprotein genes/polyproteins: WNV-Uu-LN-AT-2013 (KJ831223), lineage 1a (AF404756/AAM81752), lineage 1b (D00246/BAA00176), lineage 1c (DQ256376/ABC40712), lineage 2 (DQ116961/AAZ91684), lineage 3 (AY765264/AAW81711), lineage 4 (FJ159129/ACH99530), lineage 6 (Spain) (GU047875/ADD69956), lineage 7 (Koutango virus) (EU082200/ABW76844), lineage 8 (KJ131502/AHV83443), Usutu virus (AY453411/AAS59402).
‡Amino acid sequences (above the diagonal) and nucleotide sequences (below the diagonal) are based on complete polyprotein genes, with the exception of lineage 6 and 8 strains, for which only partial sequences were available.
§Comparison was based only on partial NS5 gene sequences.
¶Comparison was based only on complete envelope protein gene sequences.
1Current affiliation: Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.