Africa: Tanzania/Angola coronavirus variant carries E484K & H655Y mutations

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Forbes are carrying an interesting about the recently discovered coronavirus variant found in Tanzania, Africa in travellers arriving from Angola.  The variant is from “From An Entirely New Branch Of SARS-CoV-2”, and carries Spike mutations E484K, P681H, T478R, Q957H, H655Y, D215G, D80Y. L210N, W258L, R246I.  “An additional 18 amino acid changes occur in proteins outside the spike protein. These include 14 in the orf1ab proteins that specify the replication complex. “

“This is a remarkable illustration of convergent evolution,” say’s Forbes

Forbes article: New Tanzanian Variant Detected In Angola From An Entirely New Branch Of SARS-CoV-2




** This post was originally published on April 16, 2021 **