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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008

Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Caused by 2 Lineages of Dobrava Hantavirus, Russia1

Boris Klempa*†2, Evgeniy A. Tkachenko‡2, Tamara K. Dzagurova‡, Yulia V. Yunicheva‡, Vyacheslav G. Morozov‡, Natalia M. Okulova‡, Galina P. Slyusareva‡, Aleksey Smirnov‡, and Detlev H. Kruger*Comments to Author 

Author affiliations: *Charité School of Medicine, Berlin, Germany; †Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; ‡Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia;

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Table 4

Complete nucleotide and amino acid sequence identities of the Sochi/Ap and Lipetsk/Aa strains of Dobrava-Belgrade virus compared with currently available cell culture isolates and most related virus sequences of rodent and human origin*

Virus isolates Sochi/Ap
S segment
M segment
S segment
M segment
nt aa nt aa nt aa nt aa
Sochi/Ap 86.6 96.7 79.7 91.3
Lipetsk/Aa 86.6 96.7 79.7 91.3
SK/Aa 84.8 97.4 78.6 90.4 89.9 98.8 87.2 97.0
Slo/Af 87.8 97.6 79.3 93.3 88.5 96.7 82.7 94.0
AP/Af19 87.6 97.9 79.6 93.3 88.2 97.4 82.5 94.1
Saa/160V 84.4 96.2 78.3 90.2 87.5 96.0 86.3 96.2
Kurkino/53Aa/98 86.6 96.7 NA NA 98.8 99.5 NA NA
Ap–1/Goryachiy Klyuch† 96.8 98.8 NA NA 87.3 96.5 NA NA
P–s1223/Krasnodar (patient)† 98.7 99.4 NA NA 86.5 96.4 NA NA

*NA, not available.
†Values calculated from partial sequences available in GenBank (1,637 bp for Ap–1/Goryachiy Klyuch and 1,196 bp for P–s1223/Krasnodar).

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1This work is dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague Milan Labuda, who died in August 2007.

2These authors contributed equally to this article.

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