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Table 1. Reference strains to be used for genetic analysis of wild-type measles viruses: 2005

Genotype Status a Reference strains (MVi)b H gene Accessionc N gene Accession
A Active Edmonston-wt.USA/54 U03669 U01987
B1 Inactive Yaounde.CAE/12.83 "Y-14" AF079552 U01998
B2 Active Libreville.GAB/84 "R-96" AF079551 U01994
B3 Active New York.USA/94
C1 Active Tokyo.JPN/84/K AY047365 AY043459
C2 Active Maryland.USA/77 "JM"
Erlangen.DEU/90 "WTF"
D1 Inactive Bristol.UNK/74 (MVP) Z80805 D01005
D2 Active Johannesburg.SOA/88/1 AF085198 U64582
D3 Active Illinois.USA/89/1 "Chicago-1" M81895 U01977
D4 Active Montreal.CAN/89 AF079554 U01976
D5 Active Palau.BLA/93
D6 Active New Jersey.USA/94/1 L46749 L46750
D7 Active Victoria.AUS/16.85
D8 Active Manchester.UNK/30.94 U29285 AF280803
D9 Active Victoria.AUS/12.99 AY127853 AF481485
D10 Active Kampala.UGA/51.00/1 AY923213 AY923185
E Inactive Goettingen.DEU/71 "Braxator" Z80797 X84879
F Inactive MVs/Madrid.SPA/94 SSPE Z80830 X84865
G1 Inactive Berkeley.USA/83 AF079553 U01974
G2 Active Amsterdam.NET/49.97 AF171231 AF171232
G3 Active Gresik.INO/17.02 AY184218 AY184217
H1 Active Hunan.CHN/93/7 AF045201 AF045212
H2 Active Beijing.CHN/94/1 AF045203 AF045217
  1. Active genotypes have been isolated within the last 15 years
  2. WHO name, other names that have been used in the literature appear in quotations
  3. Sequences available at GenBank ( or from WHO Strain Banks

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