An external file that holds a picture, illustration, etc., usually as some form of binary object. The name of referred object is rmmj-11-3-e0027-g003.gif

Figure 3.   Genomics as a Useful Tool in Pandemics

A: Sequencing of representative isolates to create a phylogenetic tree of a coronavirus. B: Tracing a pandemic pathway. Specific viral isolates are sequenced to detect mutation and thereby reconstruct the chain of transmission.

In panel B, each circle represents a coronavirus isolated from a patient. Different colors indicate a virus mutation. A genome sequencer device (machines in the figure) is used to determine the location and type of mutation: AUUU, a segment of the viral genome Adenine Uracil Uracil Uracil; AUCU, same segment of the genome after mutation Cytosine replacing middle Uracil; or GUCU, same segment of the genome following another mutation: Guanine replaced Adenine.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2020 July; 11(3): e0027. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2020 July 31. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10418.