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Research Article

Transmission of Influenza Virus in a Mammalian Host Is Increased by PB2 Amino Acids 627K or 627E/701N

  • John Steel equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: John Steel, Anice C. Lowen

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Anice C. Lowen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: John Steel, Anice C. Lowen

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Samira Mubareka,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Peter Palese mail

    peter.palese@mssm.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: January 02, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000252

About the Authors

John Steel, Anice C. Lowen, Samira Mubareka, Peter Palese
Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America
Peter Palese
Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: peter.palese@mssm.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS ACL PP. Performed the experiments: JS ACL SM. Analyzed the data: JS ACL PP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS ACL SM PP. Wrote the paper: JS ACL.