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Volume 25, Number 5—May 2019

Genetic Characterization of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, South Korea, 2018

Yoon-Seok Chung, Jeong Min Kim, Heui Man Kim, Kye Ryeong Park, Anna Lee, Nam-Joo Lee, Mi-Seon Kim, Jun Sub Kim, Chi-Kyeong Kim, Jae In Lee, and Chun KangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, South Korea (Y.-S. Chung, J.M. Kim, H.M. Kim, K.R. Park, A. Lee, N.-J. Lee, M.-S. Kim, J.S. Kim, C.-K. Kim, C. Kang); Seoul Institute of Public Health and Environment, Seoul, South Korea (J.I. Lee)

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Comparison of spike glycoprotein gene sequence variants for a MERS-CoV isolates from a patient in South Korea, 2018, and reference strains*

MERS-CoV strain
Nucleotide (amino acid) positions


Other regions
183 (61)
258 (86)
409 (137)
1586 (529)
1588 (530)
1848 (616)
1886 (629)
3177 (1059)
3267 (1089)
JX869059_HCoV-EMC_2012† C (G) T (V) A (S) T (I) G (V) T (V) G (R) T (D) C (S)
KR011266_KSA_Hu/Riyadh-KSA-2049/2015 C (V)
KR011263_KSA_Hu/Riyadh-KSA-2345/2015 C (V)
KR011264_KSA_Hu/Riyadh-KSA-2343/2015 C (V)
KR011265_KSA_Hu/Riyadh-KSA-2466/2015 C (V)
KT026453_KSA_Hu/Riyadh-KSA-2959/2015 C (V)
KT026454_KSA_Hu/Riyadh_KSA_4050/2015 C (V)
KX154690_Hu_Jeddah-KSA-161RS1146_2016 C (V)
KX154684_Hu-Riyadh-KSA-11739_2016 C (V)
KX154694_Hu-Artawiyah-KSA-13328_2016 C (V)
MG011361_Hu-Riyadh-KSA-K17000405_2017 C (V)
MG011360_Hu-Riyadh-KSA-K17000887_2017 C (V)
MG912608_Hu-Riyadh-KSA-9730_2017 C (V)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/001_05_2015 C (V) C (T) C (D) T (S)
KT029139-MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/002_05_2015 C (V) C (R) C (L) C (D) T (S)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/009_05_2015 C (V) C (V) C (D) T (S)
KT006149-ChinaGD01_2015 G (G) C (V) C (V) C (D) T (S)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/012_05_2015 C (V) C (T) C (V) C (D) T (S)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/013_05_2015 C (V) C (T) C (V) C (D) T (S)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/015_05_2015 C (V) C (T) C (V) A (H) C (D) T (S)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KNIH/042_04_2015 C (V) C (D) T (S)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KCDC/001_2018_2SP-1 C (V)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KCDC/001_2018_4TS C (V)
MERS-CoV/KOR/KCDC/001_2018_4TSVi C (V)

*Only variations from the reference strain are shown. Boldface indicates the South Korea isolates and the most similar strain identified in this study. MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; NTD, N-terminal domain; RBD, receptor-binding domain.
†Reference MERS-CoV strain.

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