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Volume 25, Number 11—November 2019
Research Letter

Canine Distemper Virus in Asiatic Lions of Gujarat State, India

Devendra T. MouryaComments to Author , Pragya D. Yadav, Sreelekshmy Mohandas, R.F. Kadiwar, M.K. Vala, Akshay K. Saxena, Anita Shete-Aich, Nivedita Gupta, P. Purushothama, Rima R. Sahay, Raman R. Gangakhedkar, Shri C.K. Mishra, and Balram BhargavaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Virology, Pune, India (D.T. Mourya, P.D. Yadav, S. Mohandas, A. Shete-Aich, R.R. Sahay); Sakkarbaug Zoo, Junagadh, India (R.F. Kadiwar, M.K. Vala); Department of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Gandhinagar (A.K. Saxena, P. Purushothama); Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi (N. Gupta, R.R. Gangakhedkar, B. Bhargava); Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi, India (S.C.K. Mishra)

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Nucleotide similarity of the hemagglutinin gene and complete genome of canine distemper virus sequences to those from samples collected from an Asiatic lion, India, 2018*

GenBank accession no. Source Geographic location Year Lineage H gene Complete genome
MK037459 Asiatic lion
Gir National Park, Gujarat State, India

100.0 100.0
MK037460 100.0 100.0
MK037461 100.0 100.0
MK037462 100.0 99.9
MK037463 100.0 99.9
MK037464 100.0 99.9
MK037465 100.0 100.0
MK037466 100.0 100.0
MK037467 100.0 100.0
KU578257.1 Dog Africa 1994 East African 96.1 96.6
MH496778.1 Dog Thailand 2014 Asia 4 94.5 94.1
KJ466106.1 Raccoon dog China 2012 Asia 1 94.0 94.1
AY649446.1 Racoon USA 2001 America 2 94.9 94.9
AY466011.2 Racoon USA 1998 America 1 93.0 94.0
AY386316.1 Dog Germany NA Europe 95.9 94.8
AB475099.1 Dog Japan NA Asia 2 93.4 94.1
KC479141.1 Dog India 2012 97.1 NA
KC479140.1 Tiger India 2012 96.9 NA
KC479139.1 Tiger India 2012 97.1 NA
KC479138.1 Red panda India 2013 97.4 NA

Vaccine strains
AF378705.1 CDV strain Onderstepoort 92.4 92.1
EU726268.1 CDV strain CDV3 92.6 92.0
Z35493.1CDV Convac 92.0 NA

*Reference sample is GenBank accession no. MK037469. NA, not available. GenBank accession nos. MK037459–68 represent sequence data from this study.

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