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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

Calicivirus from Novel Recovirus Genogroup in Human Diarrhea, Bangladesh

Saskia L. SmitsComments to Author , Mustafizur Rahman, Claudia M.E. Schapendonk, Marije van Leeuwen, Abu S.G. Faruque, Bart L. Haagmans, Hubert P. Endtz, and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.L. Smits, C.M.E. Schapendonk, B.L. Haagmans, H.P. Endtz, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); Viroclinics Biosciences B.V., Rotterdam (S.L. Smits, M. van Leeuwen, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus); and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (M. Rahman, A.S.G. Faruque, H.P. Endtz)

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Table 1

Percentage amino acid identity of calicivirus Bangladesh/289/2007 with representative caliciviruses of other genera*

Calicivirus genus Strain GenBank accession no. NS polyprotein† VP1 VP2
Norovirus Norwalk M87661 27.7 30.4 24.7
Southampton L07418 29.0 31.2 23.3
Sapovirus Manchester X86560 20.1 18.6 4.1
PEC Cowden AF182760 18.3 18.1 6.8
Vesivirus FCV CFI68 U13992 18.4 16.3 15.1
SMSV 1 U15301 19.0 19.3 5.5
Lagovirus RHDV FRG M67473 18.0 19.6 9.6
EBHSV GD Z69620 17.3 17.8 5.5
Nebovirus BEC NB AY082891 18.7 16.8 11.0
Newbury 1 DQ013304 19.0 16.8 11.0
Recovirus‡ Tulane EU391643 57.7 49.5 53.1
Valovirus‡ AB104 FJ355930 35.8 43.5 26.0

*NS, nonstructural; VP, viral protein.
†All polyprotein sequences were aligned without the capsid protein encoding sequences.
‡Tentative genus not yet accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

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