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Volume 25, Number 6—June 2019

Mass Die-Off of Saiga Antelopes, Kazakhstan, 2015

Sasan Fereidouni, Graham L. Freimanis, Mukhit Orynbayev, Paolo Ribeca, John Flannery, Donald P. King, Steffen Zuther, Martin Beer, Dirk Höper, Aidyn Kydyrmanov, Kobey Karamendin, and Richard KockComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria (S. Fereidouni); The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, UK (G.L. Freimanis, P. Ribeca, J. Flannery, D.P. King); Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems, Otar, Kazakhstan (M. Orynbayev); Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan (S. Zuther); Frankfurt Zoological Society, Frankfurt, Germany (S. Zuther); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (M. Beer, D. Höper); Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Almaty, Kazakhstan (A. Kydrymanov, K. Karamendin); Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (R. Kock)

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Table 4

Main results obtained using a de novo approach on the random amplification meta-transcriptomic dataset used in an investigation of a mass die-off of saiga antelopes, Kazakhstan, 2015*

Read area No. contigs† Total length, bp Attribution‡ Comment
796 2 271 Pasteurella bettyae CCUG 2042
1,758,115 162 27,999 Ovis canadensis canadensis Host
1,676,355 23 5,780 Capra hircus (goat)
36,795 7 1,287 Bubalus bubalis (water buffalo)
30,763 14 1,959 Bos taurus (cattle)
3,252 6 1,366 Saiga tatarica
2,625 8 1,283 Ovis aries (sheep)
2,414 5 969 Bos indicus
1,650 2 317 Eudorcas thomsonii (Thomson’s gazelle)
14,221,307 6,641 2,103,430 Pasteurella multocida Other
69,009 195 27036 Unknown sequence
35,246 1 401 Uncultured eukaryote
796 2 271 Pasteurella bettyae CCUG 2042  

*Equivalent to the contig length × the average read coverage.
†Number of contigs with the same attribution.
‡As determined by the best blastn hit.

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