BEDROCK Project
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
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National Science Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Influenza
 
 
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions
 

 


Authors

Laura Salem
Rockhurst University


Paul Mayes
Eastern Iowa Community College


Jacinta Duncan
The Gene Technology Access Centre


Barry Hennig
Massey University, Palmerston North Campus

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

High School Biology Students College Students in General Biology, Microbiology, Genetics Community Health Professionals  

 
 


Brief Overview

Students explore the disease caused by the influenza virus, the need for vaccination across various groups of the population, and why the need for yearly vaccinations. Viral gene change and function is a primary concept in this exercise.  

 
   
 


Project Materials

Basic Information on the Influenza Virus
Structure of the Influenza Virus
Maps of distribution of infections
Bindiing sites for Hemaglutinin(HA) protein
Downloaded sequence of Influenza database from ISB
Selected sequences from humans, pigs and birds, annotated to contain the Receptor Binding Site portion of the HA gene
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Infuenza Power Point  

 
 


Resources and References

Influenza Model Using NetLogo  

 
   
 


Future Directions

 

 
 


Attachments


- Translation.html
- trans2.gif
- trans1.gif
- trans3.gif
- sixframe.gif
- trans6.gif
- sixframe.gif
- influenza.ppt
- briandata.txt
- flu_sim.ppt