2020 DOI: 10.20944/preprints202008.0406.v1 View full text Preprint
Malik Sallam, Nidaa.A. Ababneh, Deema Dababseh, Faris.G. Bakri, Azmi Mahafzah

Abstract: Phylogeny construction can help to reveal evolutionary relatedness among molecular sequences. The spike (S) gene of SARS-CoV-2 is the subject of an immune selective pressure which increases the variability in such region. This study aimed to identify mutations in the S gene among SARS-CoV-2 sequences collected in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), focusing on the D614G mutation, that has a presumed fitness advantage. Another aim was to analyze the S gene sequences phylogenetically. The SARS-CoV-2 S gene …

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