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Posted by gsgs on 21 Oct 2013 at 05:54 GMT

of the nucleotides are from {A,T}.
For the Guatemala bat-virus it was only
which was more similar to the usual value in birds.
61.52% is very high, it's high in all 8 segments,
and higher than in any human or swine flu virus,
even higher than in the extinct equine H7N7 or in flu-B -
only flu-C has a higher proportion of A,T nucleotides.
It is supposed to happen by RNA-methylation and
indicates another mammalean reservoir (equine ?),
where it evolves. I am posting about it here :

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