Alignment of deduced amino acid sequences of the 2<sup>nd</sup> HVR of G protein gene of BA9 lineage with respect to the BA prototype strain (Accession No. AY333364).

<p>The alignment corresponds to the G gene (residue positions 219 to 315) of the BA prototype. Identical amino acids are indicated by dots. Asterisks indicate stop codons. Pink shading highlights the predicted potential N-linked glycosylation sites (Asn-Xaa-Ser/Thr sequence context, where Xaa is not a proline).</p>