Multiple gene segment reassortment between Eurasian and American lineages of influenza A virus (H6N2) in Guillemot (Uria aalge)

A. Wallensten, V. J. Munster, Johan Elmberg, A. D. M. E. Osterhaus, R. A. M. Fouchier, B. Olsen

    Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelPeer review

    59 Citeringar (Scopus)

    Sammanfattning

    Guillemots banded in the northern Baltic Sea were screened for influenza A virus (IAV). Three out of 26 sampled birds tested positive by RT-PCR. Two of these were characterized as subtype H6N2. Phylogenetic analyses showed that five gene segments belonged to the American avian lineage of IAVs, whereas three gene segments belonged to the Eurasian lineage. Our findings indicate that avian IAVs may have a taxonomically wider reservoir spectrum than previously known and we present the first report of a chimeric avian IAV with genes of American and Eurasian origin in Europe.

    OriginalspråkEngelska
    Sidor (från-till)1685-1692
    Antal sidor7
    TidskriftArchives of Virology
    Volym150
    Utgåva8
    DOI
    StatusPublicerad - 2005

    Nationell ämneskategori

    • Biologi (106)

    Fingeravtryck

    Fördjupa i forskningsämnen för ”Multiple gene segment reassortment between Eurasian and American lineages of influenza A virus (H6N2) in Guillemot (Uria aalge)”. Tillsammans bildar de ett unikt fingeravtryck.

    Citera det här