Short sequence motif dynamics in the SARS-CoV-2 genome suggest a role for cytosine deamination in CpG reduction

Mukhtar Sadykov, Tobias Mourier, Qingtian Guan, Arnab Pain*

*Corresponding author for this work

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11 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Molecular Cell Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021

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Funding Information:
We thank all laboratories that have contributed sequences to the GISAID database and Zhadyra Yerkesh for giving her comments and helpful discussions. This work was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) R3T initiative. Work in A.P.’s laboratory is supported by the KAUST Faculty Baseline Fund (BAS/1/1020-01-01). A.P. supervised the project. M.S. and T.M. designed experiments. T.M. and Q.G. performed bioinformatic analysis. M.S. wrote the draft of the manuscript. All authors discussed, edited, read, and agreed to the final version of the manuscript.]

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  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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