Poster 127: Justin Kelleher – Experimental Adaptation of Influenza a Virus to Specific Host Genotypes

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Faculty mentor: Wayne Potts

Influenza A virus (IAV) is evolutionarily dynamic with high mutations rates (Chen, Holmes 2006), which allows immune evasion and quick viral adaptation to different host genotypes. This makes IAV an ideal model pathogen to test how adaptation to specific hosts affects viral fitness and virulence and measure tradeoffs associated with host-specific adaptation. This report presents the final findings of this work.

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