The GB virus-C and hepatitis G virus (GBV-C/HGV) are variants of the same flavivirus. This proposal attempts to clarify the conflicting nomenclature for GBV-C/HGV genotypes. The first three genotypes described were genotype 1 (West Africa); genotype 2 (US/Europe) and genotype 3 (Asia). Subsequently, two groups published data from South Africa and Southeast Asia both stating the presence of a novel '4th genotype.' These isolates are distinct phylogenetically. It is proposed that the nomenclature for genotypes 1-3 remains as per previous publications, and that the Southeast Asian isolates be known as genotype 4, and the South African isolates as genotype 5. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Virology|
|State||Published - Aug 26 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases