- adj. immunology Of or relating to an antigen.
- adj. of or relating to antigens
“This influenza virus, like all influenza viruses, can mutate via a process called antigenic drift, which can make it either more or less virulent.”
“New viral strains arise through a process called antigenic shift, or reassortment, when at least two viruses combine.”
“These errors, which result in what is called antigenic drift, explain why the flu virus is different each season and why new vaccines are needed each year.”
“These changes, known as antigenic shifts, can sometimes result in very deadly strains.”
“One area of hemagglutinin, especially, known as antigenic site Sa, appears highly similar between the 2009 and 1918 strains of influenza.”
“These small changes in the virus are called antigenic drift, and over time changes in the virus can accumulate to the point that last year's vaccine is no longer effective.”
“Only the influenza Type-A virus is capable of what is known as antigenic shift.”
“The name for which an organisms it bitten by an animal carrying tryanosoma is called antigenic variation.”
“Vaccine failure, he said, could primarily be blamed on the sustained genetic evolution of the virus, called antigenic drift, as well as the occasional introduction of gene segments or entire viruses from other species, called antigenic shift.”
“Likewise, this re-sorting of RNA strands can result in different arrangements and kinds of knobs and spikes on the coat -- much like different genes in humans can affect an individual's eye or skin color -- referred to as antigenic shift.”
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