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Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015
Dispatch

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Serotype SAT 3 in Long-Horned Ankole Calf, Uganda

Moses Tefula Dhikusooka, Kirsten Tjørnehøj, Chrisostom Ayebazibwe, Alice Namatovu, Simon Ruhweza, Hans Redlef Siegismund, Sabenzia Nabalayo Wekesa, Preben Normann, and Graham J. BelshamComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, Entebbe, Uganda (M.T. Dhikusooka, C. Ayebazibwe, A. Namatovu, S. Ruhweza); Technical University of Denmark, Kalvehave, Denmark (K. Tjørnehøj, P. Normann, G.J. Belsham); Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (A. Namatovu, S.N. Wekesa); University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (H.R. Siegismund); Ministry of Livestock Development, Nairobi, Kenya (S.N. Wekesa)

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Table 2

Comparison of full-genome nucleotide sequences between different regions of the SAT 3 UGA/1/13 isolate and other SAT 3 FMDVs, 2013*

Sequence region Length, nt Nucleotide differences from SAT 3 UGA/1/13, %†
SA/57/59 BEC/20/61 BEC/1/65
5′ UTR‡ + L 1,680 24.0 24.1 22.7
P1–2A 2,282 26.6 27.1 27.1
P2 1,464 13.7 14.2 14.6
P3 2,700 13.8 13.8 13.9
3′ UTR§ 118 5.9 8.4 5.0
Full genome 8,268 19.1 19.5 19.3

*BEC, Bechuanaland (former name for Botswana); FMDV, foot-and-mouth disease virus; L, leader protein coding sequence; SAT, Southern African Territories; UGA, Uganda; UTR, untranslated region.
†The sequences below were published previously (13).
‡The region from the poly(C) tract to the first initiation codon was used for the comparison.
§Excluding the poly(A) tail.

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