Multiple sequence alignment of deduced amino acids of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) gene from mother-infant pair C in reference to consensus subtype B (CON B) RT sequence. In the alignment, the top sequence is CON B RT sequence and the bottom sequences are mother-infant pair C sequences (M refers to mother sequences and I to sequences). The number of clones sequenced is represented with clone numbers. The structural elements of RT are indicated above the alignment. Dots represent amino acid agreement with CON-B and substitutions are shown by single letter codes for the changed amino acid. Stop codons are shown as x and dashes represent gaps or truncated protein. Spanning arrowheads indicated above the alignment shows relevant amino acid motifs and domains essential for RT function.