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Emergence and Rapid Spread of a New Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Lineage with Multiple Spike Mutations in South Africa

Submitted by tsavage on December 22, 2020 - 03:38 PM

Researchers describe a new SARS-CoV-2 lineage (501Y.V2) spreading in South Africa, which is characterized by eight lineage-defining mutations in the spike protein.

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Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Giovanetti M, Iranzadeh A, Fonseca V, Giandhari,