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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

Research

Recombination Resulting in Virulence Shift in Avian Influenza Outbreak, Chile

David L. Suarez*Comments to Author , Dennis A. Senne†, Jill Banks‡, Ian H. Brown‡, Steve C. Essen‡, Chang-Won Lee*Comments to Author , Ruth J. Manvell‡, Christian Mathieu-Benson§, Valentine Moreno§, Janice C. Pedersen†, Brundaban Panigrahy†, Herman Rojas§, Eric Spackman*, and Dennis J. Alexander‡
Author affiliations: *Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Athens, Georgia, USA; †National Veterinary Services Laboratories, Ames, Iowa, USA; ‡Veterinary Laboratories Agency–Weybridge, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom; §Ministerio de Agricultura, Santiago, Chile

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Comparison of individual gene segments of A/chicken/Chile/176822/02 with influenza viral genes from GenBank with the highest sequence similarity

Gene Nucleotide similarity % Amino acid similarity %
PB2
Swine/NC/98225/01
82.2
Shorebird/DE/9/96
97.9
PB1
Swine/Ontario/01911-1/99
93.6
Gull/MD/704/77
98.7
PA
Equine/London/1416/73
87.4
TK/MN/833/80
98.3
H7
Chicken/NY/13142-5/94
82.1
Seal/MA/1/80
90.7
NP
Equine/London/1416/73
90.0
Swine/Ontario/01911-1/99
98.4
N3
Turkey/Oregon/71
86.5
Turkey/Oregon/71
93.4
Matrix, M1
Turkey/Oregon/71
96.3
Many Isolates
100.0
M2


Many Isolates
99.0
NS, NS1
Turkey/Canada/63
91.2
Turkey/England/50-92/91
98.3
NS2 Chicken/Mexico/31381-1/94 95.8

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