reassortant virus


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reassortant virus

A virus whose genetic material has been recombined or reshuffled so that it contains new nucleic acid sequences, new antigenic structures, and new combinations of protein products.
See also: virus
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These efforts yielded the identification of the group C reassortant virus that we named Itaya virus.
found a new reassortant virus among avian-type, swine-type, and pH1N1 viruses (6).
The emergence of this reassortant virus emphasizes the potential for, and the danger of, transmission of subtype H9N2 viruses to humans.
However, in some instances, a reassortant virus can have high transmissibility and high pathogenicity.
double dagger]) Indicates intraclade reassortant virus A/Egypt/ 9174-NAMRU3/2009.
Genetic characterization of H3N2 influenza viruses isolated from pigs in North America, 1977-1999: evidence for wholly human and reassortant virus genotypes.