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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Co-circulation of West Nile Virus Variants, Arizona, USA, 2010

Jessica A. Plante1, Kristen L. Burkhalter1, Brian R. Mann, Marvin S. Godsey, John-Paul Mutebi, and David W. C. BeasleyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (J.A. Plante, B.R. Mann, D.W.C. Beasley); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. (K.L. Burkhalter, M.S. Godsey, Jr., J.P. Mutebi)

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Table 1

Nucleotide divergence for open reading frame sequences between representative West Nile virus strains and other closely related strains from North America, Arizona, USA, 2010*

Strain Nucleotide divergence (%) from
NY99 Cluster A Cluster B Cluster C
AZ10–581 0.58 0.25–0.52 0.66–0.85 0.61–1.10
AZ10–91 0.66 0.74–1.04 0.49–0.52 0.69–1.16
AZ10–892 0.65 0.84–1.18 0.92–1.04 0.27–0.62

*Strains used for analysis in each cluster are those color coded with representative AZ10 strains and shown in Figure 2, panel B. For cluster A: BSL2–2005 (SD 2005; GenBank accession no. DQ666452), BSL2–09 (NV 2009, JF957175), BSL4–11 (AZ 2011, JQ700438); cluster B: v4530 (NM 2005, HM756677), 144WG-AZ06PI (AZ 2006, GQ507482); cluster C: v4798 (NY 2004, HM756671), BSL3–10 (AZ 2010, JF957186), BSL2–10 (AZ 2010 JF957185), BSL23–11 (AZ 2011, JQ700440).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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