Virus has mutated into 10 types, one now dominant across reg
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The novel coronavirus has mutated into 10 different types and one of them — A2a — has nearly replaced all the others to become dominant across geographical regions, says a global study by National Institute of Biomedical Genomics.

• Coronavirus can be classified into many types --- O, A2, A2a, A3, B, B1, and so on.
• Currently, there are 11 types, including type O (ancestral type that originated in Wuhan)
• Of them, A2a mutated coronavirus started overtaking other types across the world by March-end.
• A2a, highly efficient in entering human lung cells in larger numbers.
• This mutation altered a component of the spike protein on surface of virus, allowing it to bind more easily with the surface protein of the lung cell
• RNA sequences of 3,600 coronaviruses collected from 55 countries were used in study
• 35 RNA sequences checked from Indian patients and of which 47.5% accounted for A2a
• The study provides specific target to vaccine manufacturers

The study, by Nidhan Biswas and Partha Majumder from the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics in Kalyani, West Bengal, will soon be published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).

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Whats the duration of illness ,falality and virulence besides the spread.
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Virus has mutated into 6 clusters only
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