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Help!! BLASTing Flu Viruses

Postby Phoebe_tarta » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi! I don’t understand how step 6f on the procedure says to type in the name of the vaccine strain when for some of the spaces in table 1 don’t have anything for it! Please help!

Here is the science project: ... lu-viruses
(You can just search BLASTing flu viruses and it will come up)

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Re: Help!! BLASTing Flu Viruses

Postby NanditaN425 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 pm

Hi Phoebe,

6f is asking you to type in the vaccine in the next season that has the same strain of influenza of the vaccine you just searched for. For example, if you are investigating the 2009–2010 influenza season and just searched for the A/California/07/2009 strain, you will now want to search for the A/Brisbane/59/2007 strain, since they both have the Type A, H1N1, strain of influenza in the vaccines.

Hopefully this helps!

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