Jan 24 2014

The Viral World

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I researched the polio virus last week. The polio virus is also called Poliomyelitis and it is in the genus Enterovirus. Being in the Enterovirus genus means that the polio virus is a relatively small virus, has a single stranded RNA genome, and thrives in the gastrointestinal tract. It occasionally attacks the nerves of the individual. The polio virus has been eradicated from the western hemisphere.

Here is a good website about the poliovirus:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/poliomyelitis

I can’t wait for our genome to come back guys! So excited to start analyzing the genome.

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