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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015


Genetic Characterization of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N8) Virus from Domestic Ducks, England, November 2014

Amanda HannaComments to Author , Jill Banks, Denise A. Marston, Richard J. Ellis, Sharon M. Brookes, and Ian H. Brown
Author affiliations: Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, UK

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Table 1

Genome sequence comparisons of 3 highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) viruses from domestic ducks, England, November 2014*

Gene segment Sequence
36038, 36226 36038, 36254 36226, 36254
PB2 0 1 1
PB1 0 0 0
PA 1 0 1
HA 0 2 (S181P, H273Y) 2 (S181P, H273Y)
NP 0 0 0
NA 1 (L363I) 4 (S164P, N166S, K186N, L363I) 3 (S164P, N166S, K186N)
MP 0 0 0
*Sequences compared are A/duck/England/36038/2014, A/duck/England/36226/2014, and A/duck/England/36254/2014. Amino acid residue in parentheses indicate that the number of nucleotide differences correspond to a nonsynonomous change. PB2, polymerase basic 2; PB1, polymerase basic 1;PA, polymerase acidic; HA hemagglutinin; NP, nucleoprotein; NA, neuraminidase; MP, matrix; NS, nonstructural.

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