SnapShot: Evolution of Human Influenza A Viruses
The major natural hosts of influenza A viruses are wild aquatic birds. Occasionally, viruses are transmitted to mammalian and other avian species, including humans. Due to the high mutation rate and reassortment of the viral genome, the viruses may undergo adaptation to humans and then give rise to a pandemic
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.02.001
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