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Volume 22, Number 1—January 2016

Variations in Spike Glycoprotein Gene of MERS-CoV, South Korea, 2015

Dae-Won Kim1, You-Jin Kim1, Sung Han Park, Mi-Ran Yun, Jeong-Sun Yang, Hae Ji Kang, Young Woo Han, Han Saem Lee, Heui Man Kim, Hak Kim, A-Reum Kim, Deok Rim Heo, Su Jin Kim, Jun Ho Jeon, Deokbum Park, Joo Ae Kim, Hyang-Min Cheong, Jeong-Gu Nam, Kisoon Kim, and Sung Soon KimComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju-si, South Korea

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Table 1

Sequence information for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronaviruses isolated from 8 patients, South Korea, May 2015*

Patient Sequence Date of symptom onset/sample collection Sample Sequencing method GenBank accession no.
PAT001 CoV/KOR/KNIH/001_05_2015 11/19 Sputum Illumina,† Sanger KT182958
PAT002 CoV/KOR/KNIH/002_05_2015 19/20 Third-passage isolate from Vero cells Illumina KT029139
PAT009 CoV/KOR/KNIH/009_05_2015 27/28 Sputum Illumina KT182953
PAT010 ChinaGD01‡ 19/27 Nasopharyngeal swab Ion torrent,§ Sanger KT006149
PAT012 CoV/KOR/KNIH/012_05_2015 21/28 Sputum Sanger KT182954
PAT013 CoV/KOR/KNIH/013_05_2015 21/28 Sputum Sanger KT182955
PAT015 CoV/KOR/KNIH/015_05_2015 22/30 Sputum Illumina KT182956
PAT042 CoV/KOR/KNIH/042_05_2015 25/30 Sputum Illumina KT182957

*MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
†Illumina (San Diego, CA, USA).
‡Sequence obtained from the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Beijing, China).
§Life Technologies (Bleiswijk, the Netherlands).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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