Hepatitis B virus genotype D strains from Estonia share sequence similarity with strains from Siberia and may specify ayw4.

@article{Tallo2004HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B virus genotype D strains from Estonia share sequence similarity with strains from Siberia and may specify ayw4.},
  author={Tatjana Tallo and Hel{\'e}ne Norder and Valentina Tefanova and T. I. Krispin and Ludmilla Priim{\"a}gi and Sergey Mukomolov and Mikhail Mikhailov and Lars O Magnius},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={221-7}
}
The genotypes and subtypes of 205 HBV isolates collected during 1989-2002 in Estonia and 14 other regions of the former USSR were determined by sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of the S gene. The in Europe prevailing genotypes, A and D, were also circulating in the whole territory of the former USSR including Estonia and accounted for 18.5 and 81% of the strains, respectively. All genotype A strains specified adw2, and a single genotype C strain specified adrq+. Most genotype D strains… CONTINUE READING