Indian researchers begin novel coronavirus genome sequencing

Indian researchers begin novel coronavirus genome sequencing

Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi began research on the whole genome sequencing of novel coronavirus for the first time.

Genome Sequencing will help scientists to understand the evolution of the virus, how dynamic it is and how fast it imitates. 

The study will help to know how fast it evolves and what are the future aspects of it. 3-4 people from each institute are continuously working on the whole genome sequencing. At least 200-300 isolates will be studied and the information would help them to make some further conclusions about the behaviour of this virus. 

National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune has also been requested to give a virus that has been isolated from different places. It is expected that the virus will help the institutes to establish the family tree of the virus.