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CSIR research identifies unique trait in virus in India

Indian Express | 03/06/2020 08:05 AM | Click to read full article

Globally, only 3.5 per cent of all the genome sequences done on this virus has this particular trait. This particular genetic difference, named 'Clade I/A3i', was found in 41 per cent of the genome sequences done on the virus collected from Indian patients. A ‘clade’ is a taxonomic group of organisms that are classified together on the basis of homologous features that are traced to a common ancestor. In layman terms, a clade can be understood as a strain of the virus.