« Holey Biofilm! |
| TWiM #54: Dueling Injectors and the Microgenderome »
by Welkin Johnson
What is the minimum set of adaptations that HIV would have to acquire in order to become a successful airborne pathogen like influenza?
Posted on April 11, 2013 at 04:00 AM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
"A formidable challenge" for the virus or for one of us to figure out Euux?
FIV is so prevalent in cats who live closely together in the wild that if it were easy for a like virus to go airborne it likly would have. Thus it might be difficultl and also, after learning to floatit would have to find some new receptor sites.
Maybe, the virus doesn't think it's worth all the trouble considering how much fun its current mode of infection is. Both cats and humans are more likely to give up breathing than sex.
Query --an FIV-positive mom cat had 4 kittens two of whom tested positive and two negative. How come all four kittens didn't acquire the virus?
marcia stone |
April 20, 2013 at 03:46 PM
This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.
The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.
As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.
Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.
Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.
(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)
Name is required to post a comment
Please enter a valid email address