Fun Ideas with viruses and their genomes come from many sources, below are some images generated using virus genome sequences. In all of the "Pixel Genes" below each nucleotide type (A, T, U, G, C) is allocated a pixel of a single colour, generating a stunning image coloured only by the nucleotides themselves. Can you deduce the sequence by assigning a coloured pixel to a nucleotide....?
Influenza A virus (H5N1) "Avian Flu" (spread by migrating birds infecting domestic birds such as ducks)
Ebola Zaire virus (First full genome sequence isolated from a patient in Gueckedou, Guinea during the outbreak in 2014)
Dengue viruses "United Colours of Dengue" (DENV subtypes 1 to 4 in their Aedes mosquito vector)
Influenza A virus H1N1 "Swine Flu" (Every year H1N1 has huge financial consequences in Agriculture)
Hendra Virus ( Bats are through to be the reservir of Hendra and Nipah viruses, which can then cause lethal infections in horses and humans)
Human Immunodefficiency Virus (HIV-1) - The world famous retrovrus ribbon emblem, over 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally , of which 30% do not know they are infected (UNAIDS 2017)
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