Fig : Segmented ssRNA(-) linear genome, encapsidated by nucleoprotein (NP).Contains 8 segments coding for 11 proteins.Segments size range from 890 to 2,341nt. Genome total size is 13.5Kb Source Viralzone / UniProt
Science 3 July 2009: 17.
When scientists want to know how a new flu strain behaves, one of the first things they do is squirt it up the noses of ferrets. The small carnivores' responses often closely resemble those of humans, assuring them the unenviable status of flu virologists' favorite model animal.
Science 29 May 2009: 1127.
An international team of scientists working at breakneck speed has provided the most detailed description yet of the origins of the novel H1N1 swine flu virus now causing a global outbreak, published online by Science on 29 May.