In article <Pine.SGI.3.96.1010226120920.46483B-100000 at bionix>, Matt
Hicks <matth at biols.susx.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi People,
> Just wondered what you think the difference is (if any?) between a strain
> and a variant - as we have been discussing this and cannot agree....
These are rather imprecise terms which do not have a universally
accepted definition. After all, we are still struggling with the
species concept in virology ... ;-)
Dr Alan J. Cann PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
University of Leicester, P.O. Box 138, Medical Sciences Building,
University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN, UK.