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Volume 21, Number 9—September 2015

Putative Lineage of Novel African Usutu Virus, Central Europe

Daniel Cadar, Stefan Bosch, Hanna Jöst, Jessica Börstler, Mutien-Marie Garigliany, Norbert Becker, and Jonas Schmidt-ChanasitComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (D. Cadar, H. Jöst, J. Börstler, M.-M. Garigliany, J. Schmidt-Chanasit); Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, Stuttgart, Germany (S. Bosch); University of Liège, Liège, Belgium (M.-M. Garigliany); German Mosquito Control Association, Speyer, Germany (N. Becker); German Centre for Infection Research, Hamburg (H. Jöst, J. Schmidt-Chanasit)

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Table 2

Comparison of amino acid substitutions of Usutu-BONN strain with those of all available complete Usutu virus polyprotein sequences*

Protein Amino acid substitution
Usutu-BONN Unique substitutions Total substitutions Changed putative
cleavage sites
C No No 0/0 No
anchC S105†→G; A120→V No 0/2 TKKKR/S†NNGP
PrM N120→Y N120 1/1 No
M N28→Y N28 1/1 No
E L231→S; T238→ I/L L231; T238 2/2 No
NS1 V146→ A/G No 0/1 No
NS2A A91→ V/T; L123→F; V142→A; V189→ A/S V142; V189 2/4 No
NS2B No No 0/0 No
NS3 F46→ L; V338→A/T No 0/2 No
NS4A No No 0/0 No
2K No No 0/0 No
NS4B F189→ L F189 1/1 No
NS5 S274→T/A No 0/1 No

*USUTU-Bonn strain was isolated from a blackbird in Germany in 2014.
†Substitution in cleavage sites. GenBank accession numbers of Usutu virus polyproteins used for sequence alignments are shown in Table 1.

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