Has the new coronavirus mutated? This issue has caused academic controversy before. On the evening of March 26, Zhou Qi, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said, There is still no major mutation in China, unlike in other countries。
Academician Zhou Qi said the virus needs to survive, the life times reported, So mutation is an inevitable occurrence in the development of the virusUp to now there are many articles about the mutation of the virus around the world.
According to academician Zhou Qi, according to the situation in China, the mutation of the virus is not significant.We found the virus on January 11 and tested the full sequence. Up to now, we still haven't found any major mutation, which is different from the situation found in other countries in the world。
On March 3, the National Science Review sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Review) published a paper on the origin and continuous evolution of sars-cov-2, pointing out that through the molecular evolution analysis of 103 new coronavirus genomes of the largest scale so far, it has been found that the new coronavirus has produced 149 mutation points in recent years, and has evolved two subtypes, 101 of which belong to these two subtypes.
However, on March 12, researcher Lu Jian and researcher Cui Jie, the corresponding authors of the paper, issued a supplementary statement,It is misleading to call the words "aggressive" in the original paper, should be replaced by the more precise term "higher frequency", which will be corrected in the printed version of the paper.