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No evidence for increased transmissibility from recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2

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COVID-19 is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which jumped into the human population in late 2019 from a currently uncharacterised animal reservoir. Due to this recent association with humans, SARS-CoV-2 may not yet be fully adapted to its human host. This has led to speculations that SARS-CoV-2 may be evolving towards higher transmissibility. The most plausible mutations under putative natural selection are those which have emerged repeatedly and independently (homoplasies). Here, we for...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41467-020-19818-2

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0000-0002-6211-2310
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0000-0003-3536-8465
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University of Oxford
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ZOOLOGY
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AT ZOOLOGY; HB NDM EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE
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0000-0001-7332-0820
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
11
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1
Article number:
5986
Publication date:
2020-11-25
Acceptance date:
2020-10-30
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2041-1723
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2041-1723
Pmid:
33239633

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