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Volume 26, Number 12—December 2020

Circulation of 2 Barmah Forest Virus Lineages in Military Training Areas, Australia

Wenjun LiuComments to Author , Joanne R. Kizu, David R. Matley, Richard Grant, Fiona J. McCallum, Christopher G. Moller, Tracy L. Carthew, Jun Hang, Ania J. Gubala, and John G. Aaskov
Author affiliations: Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute, Enoggera, Queensland, Australia (W. Liu, J.R. Kizu, R. Grant, F.J. McCallum, C.G. Moller, T.L. Carthew); Enoggera Health Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (D.R. Matley); Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (J. Hang); Australian Defence Science and Technology Group, Fishermans Bend, Victoria, Australia (A.J. Gubala); Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane (J.G. Aaskov)

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Table 2

Nucleotide and deduced amino acid differences in E2 of the Barmah Forest virus from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area compared with the prototype strain and strains isolated by the Australian Defence Force, Australia*

Strain (GenBank accession no.)
BH2193 (NC_001786)
SWBTA40 (MK169388)
WBTA (MH618665)
TullyA (MK169387)
Geographic origin
Northern Victoria
Central Queensland
Central Queensland
Central Queensland
Year of isolation
Nucleotide no.† Changes in nt seq (aa) Changes in nt seq (aa) Changes in nt seq (aa) Changes in nt seq (aa)
8313 C NC U U
8394 C NC U U
8412 C NC U U
8466 U NC C C
8472 U NC C C
8556 A NC U U
8619 U NC C C
8628 A NC G G
8631 A NC G G
8673 C NC U U
8692 A (Asn) G (Asp) NC NC
8745 U NC C C
8835 U C NC NC
8865 G NC A A
9108 A G NC NC
9197 G (Ser) NC A (Asn) A (Asn)
9229 A (Ser) NC G (Gly) NC
9246 U NC C C
9295 C NC U U
9315 A NC U U
9342 U NC A A
9354 A NC U U
9427 U (Ser) C (Pro) NC NC
9433 U (Phe) NC C (Leu) C (Leu)
9510 C NC U U

*A, adenine; aa, amino acids; C, cytosine; G, guanine; NC, no changes; nt seq, nucleotide sequence; U, uracil
†Nucleotide numbers correspond to those of the prototype BH2193 strain.

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