Suhong Zhaoa,b, Langsizhu Suoa and Meilin Jina,b
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aUnit of Animal Infectious Disease, National State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China
bLaboratory of Animal Infectious Disease, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China
In this report, a novel H5N2 avian influenza virus (AIV) was isolated from chickens in Tibet in 2010, western China. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that it was a natural reassortant between H9N2 and H5N1 subtypes. It is of note that this virus has an HP genotype with HA, PB2, M, and NS genes homologous to those of A/peregrine falcon/Hong Kong/2142/2008(H5N1)-like HPAIV isolated from dead wild birds. Publishing this genome information will contribute to the investigation of avian influenza epidemiology and to further research of AIV's biological properties.
Received 25 September 2012.
Accepted 26 September 2012.
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