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1918 influenza evolution

Patrick O'Neil patrick at corona
Wed Mar 22 23:08:10 EST 1995



On 22 Mar 1995, Anjeanette Roberts wrote:

> Technically, the fact that the influenza genome is segmented makes
> reassortant viruses highly likely.  Reassortment is a shuffling of
> the genomic segments.  Recombination is no more likely in flu than 
> in other single-stranded RNA viruses.

Oops.  A semantic blunder on my part.  

Patrick



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