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Variant, Mutation or Strain?

A straightforward guide to COVID terminology

A close-up depiction of SARS-CoV-2. The spike proteins are shown in blue and green
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For my PhD, I studied the molecular evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria; you could say that I’m no stranger to mutants.

For any given field, there is a myriad of terminology, and, if that isn’t difficult enough, the exact meaning of the same term can differ, depending on your particular specialism.




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Rosie Alderson, PhD

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