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The genetic stability of Ebola virus

g1687jkarh at umbsky.cc.umb.edu g1687jkarh at umbsky.cc.umb.edu
Thu Aug 3 11:03:09 EST 1995

In Article <anon-3107951716400001 at ganymede.ahabs.wisc.edu>
anon at ahabs.wisc.edu (anon) writes:

>Why do we see so few _total_ (silent and non-silent) changes between in
>Ebola 1995 and Ebola 1976...viruses separated in time and space.

     I thought RNA viruses mutated alot. Host cell interactions shouldn't 
significantly select against silent mutations. How much similarity is seen
between Ebola 1976 and Ebola 1995? I've heard that viruses tend to not change
much if kept at -70 C, could this be the reason the 2 strains are so similar?

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