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H9N2 influenza A virus isolated from a Greater White-fronted wild goose (Anser albifrons) in Alaska has a mutation in the PB2 gene, which is associated with pathogenicity in human pandemic 2009 H1N1

September 1, 2016

We report here the genomic sequence of an H9N2 influenza A virus [A/greater white-fronted goose/Alaska/81081/2008 (H9N2)]. This virus shares ≥99.8% identity with a previously reported virus. Both strains contain a G590S mutation in the polymerase basic 2 (PB2) gene, which is a pathogenicity marker in the pandemic 2009 H1N1 virus when combined with R591.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title H9N2 influenza A virus isolated from a Greater White-fronted wild goose (Anser albifrons) in Alaska has a mutation in the PB2 gene, which is associated with pathogenicity in human pandemic 2009 H1N1
DOI 10.1128/genomeA.00869-16
Authors Andrew B. Reeves, Hon S. Ip
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Genome Announcements
Series Number
Index ID 70179384
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB