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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 2

tMRCA of each gene segment of H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses from Mongolia, 2020*

Gene tMRCA† of MN-H5N6/2020 viruses
tMRCA of MN-H5N6/2020 and Xinjiang-H5N6/2020 viruses
Mean 95% HPD‡ range Mean 95% HPD range
PB2 Feb 2020 Jan–Mar 2020 Dec 2019 Dec 2019
PB1 Feb 2020 Jan–Mar 2020 May 2019 Dec 2018–Aug 2019
PA Jan 2020 Dec 2019–Mar 2020 Sep 2019 Jun–Nov 2019
HA Jan 2020 Oct 2019–Feb 2020 Jul 2019 Mar–Oct 2019
NP Jan 2020 Nov 2019–Mar 2020 Nov 2019 Aug–Dec 2019
NA Feb 2020 Dec 2019–Mar 2020 Jul 2019 Jan–Oct 2019
MP Mar 2020 Jan–Mar 2020 Jul 2019 Feb–Oct 2019
NS Feb 2020 Dec 2019–Mar 2020 Nov 2019 Sep–Dec 2019

*HA, hemagglutinin; HPD, highest posterior density; MP, matrix protein; NP, nucleoprotein; NS, nonstructural protein PA, acidic polymerase; PB1, basic polymerase 1; PB2, basic polymerase 2; tMRCA, time to the most recent common ancestor.
†tMRCA estimated by using Bayesian molecular clock analysis. It represents the potential existing timing of a common ancestral node.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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