View the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic in Jalview (web-based activity)

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The COVID-19 disease is caused by a virus called SARS-Cov-2. It belongs to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses. The SARS-Cov-2 virus is a tiny sphere about 100 nm in diameter with protrusions on its surface called spike proteins. A team of researchers at the University of Dundee have developed a software called Jalview, that scientists can use to study proteins, RNA and DNA. It reads files directly from public biological databases and views sequences, 3D structures and evolutionary trees. This can be used to View the mutations in the spike protein sequence (exercise 1); View the coronavirus spike protein sequence alongside its 3D structure (exercise 2); and View the entire coronavirus virus genome (exercise 3).
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