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Volume 20, Number 6—June 2014

Novel Phlebovirus with Zoonotic Potential Isolated from Ticks, Australia

Jianning Wang1, Paul Selleck1, Meng Yu1, Wendy Ha, Chrissy Rootes, Rosemary Gales, Terry Wise, Sandra Crameri, Honglei Chen, Ivano Broz, Alex Hyatt, Rupert Woods, Brian Meehan, Sam McCullough, and Lin-Fa WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (J. Wang, P. Selleck, M. Yu, W. Ha, C. Rootes, T. Wise, S. Crameri, H. Chen, I. Broz, A. Hyatt, B. Meehan, S. McCullough, L.-F. Wang); Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (R. Gales); Australian Wildlife Health Network, Mosman, New South Wales, Australia (R. Woods); Duke–National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, Singapore (L.-F. Wang)

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Summary of genomic and sequence features of Hunter Island Group virus and other selected phleboviruses*

Virus Large segment
Medium segment
Small segment
size, nt Polymerase
protein size, aa† Segment size, nt Glycoprotein size, aa† Segment size, nt Nucleocapsid protein size, aa† Nonstructural protein size, aa†
HIGV 6,368 2,085 3,328 1,063 1,694 233 267
HRTV 6,368 2,084 (66) 3,427 1,076 (53) 1,772 245 (57) 299 (28)
SFTSV 6,368 2,084 (65) 3,378 1,073 (54) 1,744 245 (58) 293 (31)
BHAV 6,333 2,082 (35) 3,304 1,068 (26) 1,867 247 (39) 313 (17)
UUKV 6,423 2,103 (35) 3,229 1,008 (23) 1,720 254 (27) 273 (20)
RVFV 6,404 2,092 (34) 3,885 1,197 (21) 1,692 245 (35) 265 (18)

*HIGV, Hunter Island Group virus; HRTV, Heartland virus; SFTSV, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus; BHAV, Bhanja virus; UUKV, Uukuniemi virus; RVFV, Rift Valley fever virus.
†For proteins, the % amino acid sequence identity with cognate proteins of HIGV is shown in parentheses.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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