The genetic stability of Ebola virus

Steven Poet poets at ccmail.orst.edu
Mon Jul 31 11:41:36 EST 1995


c601591 at mizzou1.missouri.edu (Don Haut) wrote:

 
>  As Sanchez suggested, there may be extreme selective pressure
> to maintain the Ebola Genome as it is.
> 
Another possibility is that the reservoir species does not have a 
mammalian immune system.  This Ebola strain, therefore, is capable
of escaping into this reservoir and then emerge, unaltered, back into
the human population.  Those PCR primers are most likely designed
with a mammalian immune system bias.



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