TWiEVO 55: Coronavirus evolution from soup to nuts

May 6, 2020
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Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 evolution, with a report that the coronavirus proofreading enzyme stimulates RNA recombination, and debunking the conclusion that a change in the viral spike glycoprotein is associated with increased human to human transmission.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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4 comments on “TWiEVO 55: Coronavirus evolution from soup to nuts

  1. Bruce Fehr May 6, 2020

    Thanks Nels and Vincent..you’re vigilance on nomenclature is appreciated..its uber important..great podcast gentlemen..
    Bruce

  2. Good points! Also, it’s important to remember that rate of transmission of this virus may be more to do with the host population that a particular virus isolate ends up in, rather than due to a SNP. A virus isolate that gets into a few “senior residences” may appear to transmit much more than in other populations.

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