Data repository for: In vitro evolution of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)
From the Author Summary:
We utilized two HSV-1 isolates in this experiment, one with multiple viral genotypes present, which is similar to the viral populations seen in clinical settings, and one with a highly clonal viral population, which is similar to those often used in laboratory settings. After multiple rounds of replication, we analyzed the sequences of each passaged population. We found that the mixed viral population changed substantially over passage, and we were able to track specific genetic variants to phenotypic traits. By comparison, evolution in the clonal virus population was more limited.