Effective systems for the analysis of molecular data are fundamental for monitoring the spread of infectious diseases and studying pathogen evolution. The rapid identification of emerging viral strains, and/or genetic variants potentially associated with novel phenotypic features is one of the most important objectives of genomic surveillance of human pathogens and represents one of the first lines of defense for the control of their spread. During the COVID 19 pandemic, several taxonomic frameworks have been proposed for the classification of SARS-Cov-2 isolates. These systems, which are typically based on phylogenetic approaches, represent essential tools for epidemiological studies as well as contributing to the study of the origin of the outbreak. Here we propose an alternative, reproducible and transparent phenetic method to study changes in SARS-CoV-2 genomic diversity over time. We suggest that our approach can complement other systems and facilitate the identification of biologically relevant variants in the viral genome

Spatio-Temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic / M. Chiara. ((Intervento presentato al 13. convegno Congresso Nazionale ICAR: Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research tenutosi a Riccione nel 2021.

Spatio-Temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic

M. Chiara
2021

Abstract

Effective systems for the analysis of molecular data are fundamental for monitoring the spread of infectious diseases and studying pathogen evolution. The rapid identification of emerging viral strains, and/or genetic variants potentially associated with novel phenotypic features is one of the most important objectives of genomic surveillance of human pathogens and represents one of the first lines of defense for the control of their spread. During the COVID 19 pandemic, several taxonomic frameworks have been proposed for the classification of SARS-Cov-2 isolates. These systems, which are typically based on phylogenetic approaches, represent essential tools for epidemiological studies as well as contributing to the study of the origin of the outbreak. Here we propose an alternative, reproducible and transparent phenetic method to study changes in SARS-CoV-2 genomic diversity over time. We suggest that our approach can complement other systems and facilitate the identification of biologically relevant variants in the viral genome
Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare
Settore BIO/18 - Genetica
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Spatio-Temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic / M. Chiara. ((Intervento presentato al 13. convegno Congresso Nazionale ICAR: Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research tenutosi a Riccione nel 2021.
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