The Relationship of Piry Virus to Other Vesiculoviruses: A Re-Evaluation Based on the Glycoprotein Gene Sequence
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By sequencing the 3 half of the Piry virus genome, we show that Piry virus, like the other vesiculoviruses, contains the genes for nucleoprotein N, phosphoprotein P, matrix protein M, glycoprotein G and polymerase protein L, in that order. Our analysis of the Piry G protein sequence suggests that Piry and Chandipura are related to each other as closely as the Indiana and New Jersey vesicular stomatitis virus serotypes are to each other. A re-examination of amino acid sequences in the nucleocapsid protein shows that this relationship is also true of the more conserved central region of this protein and that the greatest divergence between Piry and Chandipura has occurred in two other regions of the nucleocapsid protein.
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