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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 6

Top 8 of 94 species classification results after 16S bacterial metagenome sequencing in an investigation of a mass die-off of saiga antelopes, Kazakhstan, 2015*

Classification No. reads
% Total reads
Lung (animal X) Kidney (animal Y) Lung (animal X) Kidney (animal Y)
Pasteurella multocida 25,625 6,907   44.06 48.32
Unclassified at species level 21,246 4,990 36.53 34.91
Pasteurellaceae 7,101 1,536 12.21 10.75
Pasteurella pneumotropica 3,298 580 5.67 4.06
Mannheimia caviae 462 78 0.79 0.55
Serratia entomophila 50 17 0.09 0.12
Bacillus horneckiae 49 16 0.08 0.11
Vagococcus teuberi 39 13 0.07 0.09
Sporolactobacillus putidus 50 0 0.09 0
Acinetobacter gerneri 49 0 0.08 0
Gallibacterium melopsittaci 39 0   0.07 0

*Total species-level taxonomic categories identified: 94 for lung sample (animal X) and 68 for kidney sample (animal Y).

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