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Volume 27, Number 4—April 2021

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Clade Subtype H5N6 Viruses Isolated from Wild Whooper Swans, Mongolia, 2020

Sol Jeong1, Nyamsuren Otgontogtokh1, Dong-Hun Lee, Bayarmagnai Davganyam, Sun-Hak Lee, Andrew Y. Cho, Erdene-Ochir Tseren-Ochir, and Chang-Seon SongComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (S. Jeong, S.-H. Lee, A.Y. Cho, C.-S. Song); Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (N. Otgontogtokh, B. Davganyam, E.-O. Tseren-Ochir); University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA (D.-H. Lee)

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Table 1

Nucleotide sequence identities between each gene segment of MN-H5N6/2020 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus isolates from Mongolia, 2020, and the isolates with the highest homology in the GISAID and GenBank databases*

Gene Accession no. Virus % Identity
PB2 EPI1718955 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/3/2020(H5N6) 99.74–99.83
PB1 EPI1718956 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/3/2020(H5N6) 99.44
PA EPI1719034 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/13/2020(H5N6) 99.78
HA EPI1718990 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/7/2020(H5N6) 99.60–99.66
NP EPI1718951 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/3/2020(H5N6) 99.74–99.81
NA EPI1719037 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/13/2020(H5N6) 99.65–99.72
MP EPI1719033 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/13/2020(H5N6) 99.70
NS EPI1719032 A/Whooper swan/Xinjiang/13/2020(H5N6) 99.54

*As of 2020 Jul 16. GISAID, HA, hemagglutinin; MP, matrix protein; NP, nucleoprotein; NS, nonstructual protein PA, acidic polymerase; PB1, basic polymerase 1; PB2, basic polymerase 2.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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