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Rejected publication [closed]

A publication that we have been working on for over 6 months on COVID-19 has been rejected by 2 journals. The objective of our research was to identify effective compounds against the COVID-19 virus ...
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Why ORF13 and ORF14 of Bat Sars coronavirus Rp3 have no corrispondence in Sars2?

Here I'am comparing bats coronavirus with Sars2, i.e. COVID-19. I have one question... Here result that one Bat Sars coronaviurs identify in GenBank as DQ071615.1 has the ORF13(28122..28415) and ORF14(...
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How to count the kmer occurrence in FASTA file considering overlapping and reverse complement?

I am using count_overlap() for counting the kmers from Biopython . Does it take the reverse complement of kmer into account? I need to count reverse complement too
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Comparison of phylogeny of SARS2 whole genome vs spike genome

This is more of a general bioinformatics question, not any coding required. So I’ve built two phylogeny at minimum evolution in MEGA-X and extracted these as newick files. My next step is to compare ...
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Why does Coronavirus genome contain poly A region at the 3' end in GenBank? [duplicate]

If you look at the Coronavirus genome below, it contains poly-A region at the end. I know that the viral RNA contains a poly-A tail. But, the genome in GenBank is stored in cDNA format. That means the ...
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mRNA cap identification by sequencing?

If you sequence a positive-sense RNA virus genome using NGS via Nanopore, Illumina or even the old Sanger method, is it possible to tell if the virus has 5' (five prime) cap at the 5' end of the RNA ...
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How to get % similarity between strains and mutation files

I’m very new to python, and having some difficulty getting hang of some more complicated things I have multiple files which look like so: hCoV-19/Singapore/4/2020|EPI_ISL_410535|2020-02-03 hCoV-19/...
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Virus genome: protein inside another protein

The genome sequence for the GenBank virus JX869059.2 (a human betacoronavirus) contains, among others, two proteins: N protein (range 28566..29807) and Orf8b (range 28762..29100). The interval for ...
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COVID-19 GWAS: what is a cross-replicating association?

In a genomic study of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the authors detected cross-replicating associations with rs11385942 at locus 3p21.31 , the association signal spanned the genes SLC6A20, ...
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How to get transcriptome FASTA file for viruses for Kallisto pseudo-alignment?

I guess the title is self-explanatory. I'd like to find the reference transcriptome files for a few human viruses. My RNA-seq samples are from human tumor cells that were infected with viruses. The ...
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Understanding the fasta File Format

I'm a computer scientist teaching algorithms development in the Fall. One of the algorithms we teach is called Edit Distance, and our folklore is that it is used to compare RNA sequences (is this ...
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Identification of starting point for the synthesis of a protein

identify where is the starting point for the synthesis of a protein in the DNA For indentify a starting point in RNA or DNA my function search all ATG or M in the sequece and report the linear ...
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Human Herpes Virus, fusion motif in protein vs. SARS-CoV-2?

Is it possible that the fusion with cell propriety of Human Herpes virus, I see X14112.1 in GenBank is due to protein UL36 (tegument of virus) starting in linear position 2685 ??? ...
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Selecting part of an extracted ligand

I have the PDB 6LU7. I extracted the ligand using extract lig, org and then the protein using extract prot, poly. The ligand has three parts: 02J, PJE, and 010. I want to select the 02J and 010 ...
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Why is there a chloride ion in this 3D model?

Here we have a 3D model of a sequence that match with this sequence VVNIQKEIDRLNEVAKNLNESLIDLQELGKYEQYIK in Blast the 3D structure is here Why is there a chloride ion in this 3D model?
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How to calculate mutation rate and mutation sites in a genome using FASTA file?

I have 6 viral genome sequences of the same virus and 1 reference sequence in FASTA format. How I can identify mutations and mutation sites in those genomes using FASTA sequences but how I can do ...
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Why does the Genbank phylogenetic tree of 4000 sars-cov-2 sequences only display 200 nodes?

I manually selected all 4000 sequences on the 20 pages of the SARS-CoV-2 sequences on genbank here. When I click on Build phylogenetic tree, it only has 200 nodes. ...
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Alternatives to phrap for merging contigs with overlapping ends?

I have bins from metagenomes generated with metabat2 on bitbucket/berkleylab/scr which are predicted as viral by MARVEL. MARVEL ...
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Analyzing a blast result of NGS data

I am analyzing BLAST results from total RNA NGS, pair ends. This BLAST results was performed against the ssRNA virus database download from NCBI. I filtered those read data whose paired ends ...
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Significance of k-mer length in COVID-19 sequence analysis?

I'm getting started in biology and bioinformatics with sequencing the SARS-Cov-2 or Coronavirus genome. I'm interested in this code which identifies k-mers in the genome: ...
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Assembly reads having a copy of their beginning in their tail

I am analyzing the reads for the SARS-CoV-2 assembly with id SRR11140748. Apparently these reads were obtained with parallel sequencing by Illumina and Oxford Nanopore Technologies. I have found these ...
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What is the meaning of these misaligned reads in a sequencing run?

I guess that's a basic question but I can't find an answer. I am analyzing some SARS-CoV-2 sequencing runs. I often find read alignments like the one in the image. ...
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Concerning the current outbreak, using bioinformatics [closed]

Dear Researches community A question concerning the current outbreak, recently we attempting to contribute to the study of the Covid19, with a tight submission time ( 4 weeks). Inquiring help ...
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Set new Idents based on gene expression in Seurat and mix n match identities to compare using FindAllMarkers

I am relatively new to Bioinformatics and scRNA-seq data analysis. I am using Seurat V3 to analyze a scRNA-seq dataset in R. Currently, I have merged three scRNA-seq samples from the same donor into ...
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How can I classify the 3 clades(S, G, V) of the coronavirus without using protein data?

On GISAID they classified the coronavirus using 4 clades(S, G, V, Other). I downloaded around 1,000 complete genomes of the coronavirus from GISAID and I would like to classify each one as belonging ...
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Understanding some of the computational bottlenecks of Covid-19 research

I am a researcher in high-performance computing (with very little bioinformatics background), and I am trying to understand what are the current biggest computational bottlenecks of software used for ...
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Are the conclusions in “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” legit?

I don't have any background in genetics and bioinformatics, so I ask you if you think that the arguments provided in the article The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2 by Andersen et al. are convincing. In ...
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Prediction model for spread of coronavirus

A previous thread on Bioinformatics StackExchange citing an article by the Economist which references a cartoon of predictive outcomes by the CDC (Economist article on coronavirus) suggests a model in ...
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Coronavirus phylogeny and evolution

This new article presents the phylogeny of the coronaviruses and the placement of the new coronavirus in it. This made me wonder of what we know about the coronavirus evolution, particularly where it ...
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Coronavirus RNA structures?

Is there anything known about the RNA structures of coronaviruses? More specifically - do they have any interesting known structures in the translatable region, like RRE of HIV or the double loops in ...
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Algorithmic investigation of viral proteins for vaccine design [closed]

I wish to investigate how a virus could be attenuated through targeted mutagenesis by investigating its protein mutations in order to produce an efficacious vaccine. Are there examples where the ...
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Economist article on coronavirus

I am wondering about an article in the Economist here: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2020/02/29/covid-19-is-now-in-50-countries-and-things-will-get-worse There is a graph there The explanation ...
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Protein ligand docking: how to convert <protein>.pdb to <protein>.maps.fld?

Hello I'm helping to develop a cloud docking tool for screening compounds, similar to Swissdock but with mass throughput and GPU optimizations. Specifically helping screen existing drugs against ...
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How can i get data set of illness and not illness people?

I'm reading a virology paper where the authors made a classification for the patients as to whether they had a specific disease outcome or not against the underlying sequence ... The research focused ...
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Detecting whether genome is genetically engineered?

Is there a methodology for detecting whether a genome has been tampered with by a biologist? For instance, say there has been an ebola outbreak such as in "The Andromeda Strain". Is there a way a ...
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Why does the FASTA sequence for coronavirus look like DNA, not RNA?

I'm looking at a genome sequence for 2019-nCoV on NCBI. The FASTA sequence looks like this: ...
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Calculating the mortality rate of a pandemic, e.g. coronavirus 2019-nCov?

When calculating how lethal a virus outbreak is, I've noticed that most sources use CONFIRMED_DEATHS/CONFIRMED_INFECTIONS However, given that there are only 2 ...
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Is it possible for coronavirus or SARS to be synthetic?

I have heard several conspiracy theories regarding the origin of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov. For example that the virus and/or SARS were produced in a laboratory or were some variant of Middle ...
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A new paper suggests the Corona Virus has “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1” - What does this mean?

Quote: We found 4 insertions in the spike glycoprotein (S) which are unique to the 2019-nCoV and are not present in other coronaviruses. Importantly, amino acid residues in all the 4 inserts have ...
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Interpretion of my coronavirus 2019-nCov, Wuhan, China BLAST tree?

This is the BLAST tree of the latest coronavirus out of China (from Wuhan Institute of Virology, China). It seems strange that there is so much divergence from all the other coronaviruses. Is this ...
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Ancestry of the coronavirus 2019-nCov, WuHan city, China

In one of the answers to another question about the corona virus a link was given to this phylogenetic analysis of the virus. Can somebody assist a non-bio type here? It seems to show that the ...
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Why does the SARS-Cov2 coronavirus genome end in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (33 a's)?

The SARS-Cov2 coronavirus's genome was released, and is now available on Genbank. Looking at it... ...
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Frequency of specific viral sequence in .BAM or .fastq

I was wondering if anyone had any experience 'counting' the frequency of a particular viral sequence in an individual's fastq sequence. So basically, counting the number of occurrences of a particular ...
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Viral genome finishing

I have assembled poxvirus genome using Ray. The assembly is good. Out of several thousand contigs I got, I was able to get one scaffold using Contiguator tool, which is about 90% of my genome. I have ...
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Is there an R package that computes homoplasy excess ratios (HER)?

I want to calculate the homoplasy excess ratio for a phylogenetic tree, for example homoplasy resulting from recombination. I am wondering if there are any R packages out there that will do this?
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Genome scaffolding

I assembled a virus genome using Ray and got around 5000 contigs. Now I want to scaffold those contigs to get a full genome (I am aware of the fact that there might be some gaps). I found one tool ...
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Which sequence alignment tools support codon alignment?

Sometimes it useful to perform a nucleotide protein coding gene sequence alignment based on codons, not on individual nucleotides. For example for further codon model analysis it is important to have ...
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Publicly available genome sequence database for viruses?

As a small introductory project, I want to compare genome sequences of different strains of influenza virus. What are the publicly available databases of influenza virus gene/genome sequences?
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What is the difference between FASTA, FASTQ, and SAM file formats?

I'd like to learn the differences between 3 common formats such as FASTA, FASTQ and SAM. How they are different? Are there any benefits of using one over another? Based on Wikipedia pages, I can't ...