COVID-19 and other SARS virus genomes loaded

COVID-19 and other SARS virus genomes loaded

16:16 07 March in General News, Web Version
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The newly added feature that allows instant BLASTN comparison of aligned sequences can be applied to an interactive sequence comparison for multiple accessions of the infamous coronavirus COVID-19. We also added bat RaTG13 and bat-SL-CoVZC45 coronaviruses and an older SARS-CoV to the list:

COVID-19 in Persephone.

Select the virus accessions of interest and compare their sequences. Persephone will show the location of sequence differences relative to the known genes:

SARS viruses aligned

Solid ribbons above connect identical sequences, thin lines correspond to mismatches or indels. Zoom in to see individual nucleotides.

You can see that the modern coronavirus COVID-19 is quite distant from Bat coronavirus RaTG13 or from other coronaviruses.