Genetic incompatibilities and reduced transmission in chickens may limit the evolution of reassortants between H9N2 and panzootic H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4 avian influenza virus showing high virulence for mammals.

Mostafa A, Blaurock C, Scheibner D, Müller C, Blohm U, Schäfer A, Gischke M, Salaheldin AH, Nooh HZ, Ali MA, Breithaupt A, Mettenleiter TC, Pleschka S, Abdelwhab EM. Genetic incompatibilities and reduced transmission in chickens may limit the evolution of reassortants between H9N2 and panzootic H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4 avian influenza virus showing high virulence for mammals. Virus Evol. 2020 Jul; 6(2):veaa077.

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