A dynamic nomenclature proposal for SARS-CoV-2 lineages to assist genomic epidemiology

@article{Rambaut2020ADN,
  title={A dynamic nomenclature proposal for SARS-CoV-2 lineages to assist genomic epidemiology},
  author={Andrew Rambaut and Edward C. Holmes and {\'A}ine Niamh O'toole and Verity Hill and John T. McCrone and Christopher Ruis and Louis du Plessis and Oliver G. Pybus},
  journal={Nature microbiology},
  year={2020},
  volume={5},
  pages={1403 - 1407}
}
The ongoing pandemic spread of a new human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which is associated with severe pneumonia/disease (COVID-19), has resulted in the generation of tens of thousands of virus genome sequences. The rate of genome generation is unprecedented, yet there is currently no coherent nor accepted scheme for naming the expanding phylogenetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2. Here, we present a rational and dynamic virus nomenclature that uses a phylogenetic framework to identify those lineages… Expand
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