Jeremy, Aaron, and Ted join the TWiV team to discuss their work on identifying a single amino acid change in the Ebola virus glycoprotein from the West African outbreak that increases infectivity in human cells.
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- Ebola virus glycoprotein with increased infectivity (Cell) 6:45
- Effect in cells of Ebola virus mutations from West African outbreak (Cell) 57:40, 1:05:00, 1:18:25
- Ebola virus in semen for over 500 days (Clin Inf Dis) 1:02:20
- Puzzling origins of 2014 Ebola virus outbreak (J Virol)
- Mutant Ebola virus may have caused explosive outbreak (Goats and Soda)
- Virus Genomics and Evolution website 1:34:00
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