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Volume 23, Number 9—September 2017

Group A Rotavirus Associated with Encephalitis in Red Fox

Chiara Busi, Vito Martella, Alice Papetti, Cristiano Sabelli, Davide Lelli, G. Loris Alborali, Lucia Gibelli, Daniela Gelmetti, Antonio Lavazza, Paolo Cordioli1, and M. Beatrice BoniottiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna “Bruno Ubertini,” Brescia, Italy (C. Busi, A. Papetti, C. Sabelli, D. Lelli, G.L. Alborali, L. Gibelli, D. Gelmetti, A. Lavazza, P. Cordioli, M.B. Boniotti); Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy (V. Martella)

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Table 1

Comparison of genome segment sizes and sequence similarities among group A rotaviruses isolated from fox and pigeon*

Segment number/encoded protein Nucleotide/amino acid length (genotype)
% Nucleotide sequence identity % Amino acid sequence identity
Fox-288356† PO-13‡
1/VP1 3,305/1,089 (R4) 3,302/1,088 (R4) 93 98
2/VP2 2,738/897 (C4) 2,738/897 (C4) 91 97
3/VP3 2,583/829 (M4) 2,583/829 (M4) 91 94
4/VP4 2,349/770 (P[17]) 2,349/770 (P[17]) 92) 95
5/NSP1 1,871/576 (A4) 1,870/576 (A4) 86 91
6/VP6 1,348/397 (I4) 1,348/397 (I4) 94 98
7/NSP3 1,092/306 (T4) 1,092/306 (T4) 89 95
8/NSP2 1,043/315 (A4) 1,042/315 (N4) 93 95
9/VP7 1,065/329 (G18) 1,065/329 (G18) 86 88
10/NSP4 726/169 (E19) 727/169 (E4) 77 83
11/NSP5 729/218 (H4) 729/218 (H4) 93 90

*NSP, nonstructural protein; VP, viral protein.
†Rotavirus isolated from a red fox.
‡Rotavirus isolated from a pigeon.

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