TABLE 3.

Comparison of the Tulane virus with representative caliciviruses of the other genera

Calicivirus genusaVirus strainAccession no.Complete genome length (nt)UTR lengthORF length (nt/aa)b
5′ (nt)3′ (nt)123
Norovirus Norwalk M87661 7,6544665,370/1,7891,593/530639/212
Southampton L07418 7,7084785,367/1,7881,641/546636/211
MD145 AY032605 7,5564465,100/1,6991,614/537807/268
MNV-1 DQ285629 7,3825755,058/1,6851,620/539627/208
Sapovirus Manchester X86560 7,43112826,843/2,280498/165NA
PEC-Cowden AF182760 7,3209556,765/2,254495/164NA
Vesivirus FCV-CFI68 U13992 7,67719435,289/1,7622,007/668321/106
FCV-Urbana NC_00148 7,68319465,292/1,7632,007/668321/106
SMSV-1 U15301 8,284191825,640/1,8792,109/702333/110
Lagovirus RHDV-FRG M67473 7,4379597,035/2,344354/117NA
EBHSV-GD Z69620 7,4428927,005/2,334345/114NA
Becovirus BEC-NB AY082891 7,45374676,633/2,210678/225NA
Newbury-1 DQ013304 7,45475676,633/2,210678/225NA
Recovirus Tulane EU391643 6,71414744,344/1,4471,605/534657/218
  • a Becovirus and Recovirus represent two tentative genera not yet accepted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

  • b The Norovirus, Vesivirus, and Recovirus genomes are organized into three ORFs; ORF1 encodes the NS polyprotein, ORF2 encodes the capsid protein (VP1), and ORF3 encodes a minor structural protein (VP2). The Sapovirus, Lagovirus, and Becovirus genomes are organized into two ORFs; ORF1 encodes a polyprotein containing the NS proteins and the capsid protein (VP1), and ORF2 encodes the minor structural protein (VP2). NA, not applicable.