Are new genome variants detected in SARS-CoV-2 expected considering population dynamics in viruses?

Ergoren M. C. , Tulay P., DÜNDAR M.

EUROBIOTECH JOURNAL, vol.5, no.1, pp.1-3, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/ebtj-2021-0001
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The pandemic COVID-19 is caused by a highly transmissible severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which showed the highest morbidity and mortality rates among the other coronavirus infections such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. However, the numbers of infected cases as well as mortality rates are varying from population to population. Therefore, scientist has urged the SARS-CoV-2 genome and host genetic factors investigations. Recently, new SARS-CoV-2 variants has been detected and though to affect the diseases transmission from human to human. In this mini-review, we aimed to explained detected SARS-CoV-2 variants that thought to influence the COVID-19 severity and transmission using the literature.