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Mutations involve changes to the sequence of an organism's genetic code. As you have learned, viruses typically mutate more rapidly than human cells do.
RNA viruses exploit all known mechanisms of genetic variation to ensure their survival. Distinctive features of RNA virus replication include high mutation rates,  ...
Mar 25, 2021 ˇ This means if the virus mutates in the "right way", it can reinfect someone who has already recovered from Covid-19. But scientists say ...
Dec 20, 2020 ˇ It is rapidly replacing other versions of the virus; It has mutations that ... If the new variant means more people are infected more quickly, that ...
Apr 24, 2021 ˇ The variant in California, which carries this same mutation, is about 20 percent more transmissible than older strains of the virus. B.1.617 is also ...
Aug 31, 2020 ˇ Mutation is the property of a virus to undergo changes when it multiplies. As it replicates, it may not produce exact replicas of itself, resulting in the ...
16.7: Viral Mutations. A mutation is a change in the sequence of bases ...
May 26, 2020 ˇ Viruses are always changing, acquiring small mutations in their genetic ... Here's what it means to find mutations in the novel coronavirus, and ...
Feb 18, 2020 ˇ Ill-informed discussions of mutations thrive during virus outbreaks, ... The meaning of the word 'mutation' in the vernacular does not reflect the ...
Mar 31, 2021 ˇ Inside that unlucky fellow's cells, the virus might replicate using bits of both variants. “Some viruses can 'recombine' and that means taking a little ...