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P

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).


S

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.


V

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.



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