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  • noun Alternative spelling of re-assortment.
  • noun biology The mixing of genetic material of two competing viruses infecting the same cell.

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Examples

  • WHO spokesman Dick Thompson, said the agency was concerned of a possible "reassortment" - or mixing of regular and swine flu viruses.

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  • The live viruses would then have a chance to multiply and exchange genetic material within the infected pig in a process known as reassortment, and a new virus could emerge and spread to humans as a "swine flu."

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  • That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created.

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  • The process of two viruses merging to form a new virus, called reassortment, can also take place in humans.

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  • This process, known as reassortment, gives rise to new viruses that resemble both the human and avian strains.

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  • That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of 2 ways pandemic viruses are created.

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  • This process, known as reassortment, gives rise to new viruses that resemble both the human and avian strains.

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  • The prospect of what is called reassortment is keeping Schuchat and health officials worldwide on the alert even as the newest outbreak has proved itself to be relatively mild outside Mexico, where 19 of the 20 confirmed deaths were reported.

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  • This process, known as reassortment, gives rise to new viruses that resemble both the human and avian strains.

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  • This process, known as reassortment, gives rise to new viruses that resemble both the human and avian strains.

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