human herpesvirus strains

human herpesvirus strains

In the lab, HSV is grown on layers of epithelial cells. This tiled microscope image shows two closely related strains of HSV.

In the lab, HSV is grown on layers of epithelial cells. This tiled microscope image shows two closely related strains of HSV. The one on the left has spread a given distance from the center point in 48 hours, while the strain on the right has mutations that cause extremely fast viral spread in the same amount of time. The Szpara lab uses Illumina sequencing to uncover these mutations.

Image: Moriah Szpara