Coronavirus genomics and bioinformatics analysis

Authors: Patrick C Y Woo 1Yi HuangSusanna K P LauKwok-Yung Yuen

The drastic increase in the number of coronaviruses discovered and coronavirus genomes being sequenced have given us an unprecedented opportunity to perform genomics and bioinformatics analysis on this family of viruses. Coronaviruses possess the largest genomes (26.4 to 31.7 kb) among all known RNA viruses, with G + C contents varying from 32% to 43%. Variable numbers of small ORFs are present between the various conserved genes (ORF1ab, spike, envelope, membrane and nucleocapsid) and downstream to nucleocapsid gene in different coronavirus lineages.

For More Information: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21994708/

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