Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus among Poultry, Ghana, 2015
Ivy Asantewaa Asante, Stephanie Bertram, Joseph Awuni, Abraham Nii Okai Commey, Ben Aniwa, William Kwabena Ampofo, and Gülsah Gabriel
Author affiliations: Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology, Hamburg, Germany (I.A. Asante, S. Bertram, G. Gabriel); Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana (I.A. Asante, W.K. Ampofo); Center for Structural and Cellular Biology in Medicine at the University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany (S. Bertram, G. Gabriel); Veterinary Services Directorate, Accra (J. Awuni, A.N.O. Commey, B. Aniwa)
Figure. Phylogenetic analysis of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) viruses isolated from poultry in Ghana in 2015: A) hemagglutinin; B) polymerase basic protein 2. Viruses sequenced for this study are in red and reference viruses are in blue; other sequences were downloaded from the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (http://platform.gisaid.org) and GenBank databases. Evolutionary analyses were conducted with MEGA6 (http://www.megasoftware.net/). Bootstrap values >70% of 500 replicates are shown at the nodes. Scale bars indicate the number of nucleotide substitutions per site.
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