Rapid Identification of Emerging Pathogens: Coronavirus
Rangarajan Sampath* , Steven A. Hofstadler*, Lawrence B. Blyn*, Mark W. Eshoo*, Thomas A. Hall*, Christian Massire*, Harold M. Levene*, James C. Hannis*, Patina M. Harrell*, Benjamin Neuman†, Michael J. Buchmeier†, Yun Jiang*, Raymond Ranken*, Jared J. Drader*, Vivek Samant*, Richard H. Griffey*, John A. McNeil*, Stanley T. Crooke*, and David J. Ecker*
Author affiliations: *Ibis Therapeutics, Carlsbad, California, USA; †The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
Figure 4. . Representation of the mutational distances calculated for the 2 selected primer sets overlaid on the coronavirus phylogenetic tree. Each oval represents grouping of members contained within it; numbers next to the group indicate the maximum distance between any 2 members of the group. Distances are computed as the base 10 logarithm of the geometric average of the pair-wise probabilities for any given pair of base compositions.
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