Table 2

Relatedness of Nipah and Hendra viruses to other members of the family Paramyxoviridae, subfamilyParamyxovirinae. Table lists percentage of nucleotide homology within the N genes. Bold numbers represent the extent of homology between viruses within a genus: respiroviruses (HPIV1, human parainfluenza virus 1; HPIV3, human parainfluenza virus 3; Sendai virus), rubulaviruses (mumps virus; SV5, simian virus 5; Mapuera virus), morbilliviruses (CDV, canine distemper virus; PDV, phocine distemper virus; MV, measles virus), and Tupaia paramyxovirus.

HPIV1SendaiHPIV3MumpsSV5MapueraCDVPDVMVNipahHendraTupaia
HPIV1 100
Sendai 72 100
HPIV3 63 61 100
Mumps404042 100
SV5404039 59 100
Mapuera403940 58 56 100
CDV424240404042 100
PDV434043404041 77 100
MV424442424140 64 62 100
Nipah404043424243464444 100
Hendra434043414243464645 78 100
Tupaia4140424143424747474849 100