Monday, June 18, 2007

Phylogeny of Avian Influenza

Andrew W. Hill

View the evolutionary changes that have occured in avian influenza.

One of the major concerns for scientists studying avian influenza, or bird flu, is that the virus will mutate into a form that can be passed easily from human to human. Phylogeny is the study of the evolution amongst the related organisms. Andrew Hill has put together an animation showing the changes that have occured already in bird flu allowing you to visualize when and where these changes took place.

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