Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Partial genetic sequence information for scientists about the Novel Coronavirus 2012

Phylogenetic tree constructed with partial sequences from the polymerase gene (nsp12) of representative coronaviruses from different groups is displayed in the attached Figure. The sequence obtained at HPA has been tentatively named as London1_novel CoV 2012 (boxed in red). The HPA sequence data is based on direct detection from clinical material from the London case. HPA do not yet have a virus isolate. There will shortly be a GENBANK accession number for the sequence. The attached phylogenetic tree is considered preliminary, as is virus nomenclature, and liable to change as more information or a virus isolate becomes available.

You may download the fasta file (as a zip file) from the link below:

Last reviewed: 25 September 2012

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