Genetic Characterization and Zoonotic Potential of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus A(H5N6/H5N5), Germany, 2017–2018
Anne Pohlmann1, Donata Hoffmann1, Christian Grund, Susanne Koethe, Daniela Hüssy, Simone M. Meier, Jacqueline King, Jan Schinköthe, Reiner Ulrich, Timm Harder, and Martin Beer
Author affiliations: Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany (A. Pohlmann, D. Hoffmann, C. Grund, S. Koethe, J. King, J. Schinköthe, R. Ulrich, T. Harder, M. Beer); Institute of Virology and Immunology, Mittelhäusern, Switzerland (D. Hüssy); Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (S.M. Meier)
Figure. Phylogenetic clustering and geographic distribution of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N6) viruses, Europe, 2017–2018. A) Supernetwork generated by using maximum-likelihood trees of influenza virus full genomes with RAxML (https://cme.h-its.org/exelixis/web/software/raxml/index.html) and 1,000 bootstrap iterations followed by network analysis with SplitsTree4 (http://ab.inf.uni-tuebingen.de/software/splitstree4). Reassortant viruses are grouped according to their phylogenetic results. Scale bar indicates nucleotide substitutions per site. The mosaic genome structure of reassortant groups I and II is also provided. Gene segment descriptions are given in Appendix
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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