Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 6th, 2006
"HAV is a hepatotropic member of the family Picornaviridae. Despite a remarkable antigenic stability, recent results have shown that HAV exists in vivo and in cell culture as distributions of genetically related, non-identical variants, referred to as quasispecies."
"To gain insight into HAV evolution over time in a specific geographical region, genotype I consensus sequences from strains isolated in France in consecutive years were studied," wrote M. Costa-Mattioli and colleagues, McGill University.
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