The emergence of Sars-CoV-2 variant lambda (C.37) in South America

Pedro E. Romero, Alejandra Dávila-Barclay, Guillermo Salvatierra, Luis González, Diego Cuicapuza, Luis Solís, Pool Marcos-Carbajal, Janet Huancachoque, Lenin Maturrano, Pablo Tsukayama

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00789-21
JournalMicrobiology spectrum
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The Institutional Review Board of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia approved the project in June 2020 (E051-12-20). We are funded by Fondo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnolog?a (FONDECYT) grants 046-2020 and 022-2021 and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos grant A2008007M. P.E.R. is supported by FONDECYT grant 034-2019. We thank Instituto Nacional de Salud and many collaborators in Peru for providing clinical specimens for sequencing. Computational experiments were performed at Centro de Alto Rendimiento Computacional del Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazon?a Peruana (IIAP). We acknowledge colleagues in the laboratories that generated and shared genetic sequence data via the GISAID Initiative, on which this study is based.

Funding Information:
The Institutional Review Board of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia approved the project in June 2020 (E051-12-20). We are funded by Fondo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (FONDECYT) grants 046-2020 and 022-2021 and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos grant A2008007M. P.E.R. is supported by FONDECYT grant 034-2019. We thank Instituto Nacional de Salud and many collaborators in Peru for providing clinical specimens for sequencing. Computational experiments were performed at Centro de Alto Rendimiento Computacional del Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP). We acknowledge colleagues in the laboratories that generated and shared genetic sequence data via the GISAID Initiative, on which this study is based.

Keywords

  • C.37
  • COVID-19
  • Genome analysis
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • South America

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