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Recombination: Details on XD, XE and XF recombinants by Tom Peacock

BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, Delta, Denmark, England, Europe, France, Germany, Infection, London, Northern Ireland, Omicron, Recombinants, Recombination, Scotland, Transmission, UK, Wales, XD, XE, XF

There’s a new thread on Twitter by Tom Peacock of Imperial College covering the latest information on the SARS-CoV-2 recombinants XD, XE and XF.

XD is the new name for the French Delta x BA.1 lineage.

XE is a large UK BA.1 x BA.2 lineage. Sequenced and verified by @UKHSA and @sangerinstitute, first identified by @nzm8qs

XF is a UK Delta x BA.1 lineage. Again sequenced and verified by @UKHSA and first identified by @nzm8qs

Thread starts below:

 

** Were they named XD, XE and XF for Scrabble purposes? **

 

 

Preprint: SARS-CoV-2 Omicron – multiple inter-variant recombination events

 

 

 

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