Friday, 30 September 2022, 10:51 PM
Site: SIB Bioinformatics Training and Event Portal
Course: SARS-CoV-2 : Studying a new virus (2021_SCOV2)
Glossary: Glossary
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pandemic

A disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide, affecting a substantial number of individuals.

phylogenetic

The study of the evolutionary relationships among biological entities (e.g., populations, species, genes).

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SARS-CoV-2

SARS coronavirus 2, where SARS refers to severe acute respiratory syndrome.

SNV

Single nucleotide variation. A DNA sequence variation that occurs when a single nucleotide (adenine, thymine, cytosine, or guanine) in the genome sequence is altered.

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viral tropism

The ability of a virus to productively infect a particular cell (cellular tropism), tissue (tissue tropism) or host species (host tropism).

virology

The study of viruses.