Virus Genes

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 316–320 | Cite as

Genetic characterization of a rare H12N3 avian influenza virus isolated from a green-winged teal in Japan

  • Vuong Nghia Bui
  • Haruko Ogawa
  • Islam T. M. Hussein
  • Nichola J. Hill
  • Dai Quang Trinh
  • Mohammed AboElkhair
  • Serageldeen Sultan
  • Eric Ma
  • Keisuke Saito
  • Yukiko Watanabe
  • Jonathan A. Runstadler
  • Kunitoshi Imai
Article

Abstract

This study reports on the genetic characterization of an avian influenza virus, subtype H12N3, isolated from an Eurasian green-winged teal (Anas crecca) in Japan in 2009. The entire genome sequence of the isolate was analyzed, and phylogenetic analyses were conducted to characterize the evolutionary history of the isolate. Phylogenetic analysis of the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes indicated that the virus belonged to the Eurasian-like avian lineage. Molecular dating indicated that this H12 virus is likely a multiple reassortant influenza A virus. This is the first reported characterization of influenza A virus subtype H12N3 isolated in Japan and these data contribute to the accumulation of knowledge on the genetic diversity and generation of novel influenza A viruses.

Keywords

Avian influenza Wild birds H12N3 Genetic Japan 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vuong Nghia Bui
    • 1
  • Haruko Ogawa
    • 1
  • Islam T. M. Hussein
    • 3
  • Nichola J. Hill
    • 3
  • Dai Quang Trinh
    • 1
  • Mohammed AboElkhair
    • 1
  • Serageldeen Sultan
    • 1
  • Eric Ma
    • 3
  • Keisuke Saito
    • 2
  • Yukiko Watanabe
    • 2
  • Jonathan A. Runstadler
    • 3
  • Kunitoshi Imai
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic Center for Animal Health and Food SafetyObihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary MedicineObihiroJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Raptor BiomedicineKushiroJapan
  3. 3.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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