Molecular Image of Mutations B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19 Virus in Public, Matching Direction of Infection


Structure image of B.1.1.7 (UK variant) (Image: University of British Columbia
Structure image of B.1.1.7 (UK variant) (Image: University of British Columbia)

 This is the first public release of a molecular image of a mutation in the Covid-19 virus.



  There are many questions in the scientific community as to why this new covid virus is so contagious than the previous one.  This time his answer is probably going to match.

 Canadian researchers have published a picture of mutations in the covid virus.  This is the first time that a formative image of the B.1.1.7 variant of the Covid-19 virus has been released.

 Scientists like to say that an explanation of its contagious power can be found from that structure.  Public life in the UK, India and Canada has been disrupted by the deadly outbreak of this new strain.

 The World Health Organization first announced the B.1.1.7 variant in mid-December last year.  This type, they said, mutates at unusually fast speeds.

 Dr Sriram Subramaniam is giving an explanation.  He is affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

  Scientist, researcher, Professor Subramaniam said, this image is close to atomic resolution.  From the photo, he said, a type of mutation called N501Y was found in the spike-protein of the virus.


 This spike actually attaches the virus to the cells of the human body during corona infection.  This image highlights the mutations that viruses go through when they are attached.

 This N501Y mutation is the only mutation in the B.1.1.7 variant, he said.  Which is the spike of the corona virus.

 Incidentally, this B.1.1.7 variant was first caught in the UK and later spread to Canada.

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