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Record information and status
Record ID
45782
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-07-10 16:03 UTC (mia.crager@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-05-01 20:04 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-05-01 20:04 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Influenza A virus
Taxonomic Classification
PhylumNegarnaviricota
ClassInsthoviricetes
OrderArticulavirales
FamilyOrthomyxoviridae
GenusAlphainfluenzavirus
SpeciesInfluenza A virus
Common name(s)
Influenza
Flu
Avian flu
Human flu
Swine influenza
Equine influenza
Bird flu
Additional Classification
Type of organism
  • Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
Influenza viruses that cause influenza in vertebrates, including birds, humans, and other mammals.
Common use(s)
  • Vaccine
Additional Information
Additional Information
Influenza A virus genome is comprised of 8 negative-sense RNA segments, encoding 10 proteins (hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (N), membrane channel protein, nucleoprotein, matrix protein, polymerase basic 1, polymerase basic 2, polymerase acidic protein, nonstructural protein 1 and nonstructural protein 2). The HA protein is categorized into 18 subtypes and confers the H number in the influenza strain (e.g. H1, H3, etc). Similarly, the N protein has 11 sub-types and confers the N number in the influenza strain (e.g. N1, N2, etc.). During co-infection of two strains, reassortment can occur to produce new strains of influenza.

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Gene and DNA Sequence10 records
Modified Organism1 record