Genetic cluster


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Genetic cluster

A group of viral strains with very similar, yet distinct, nucleic acid sequences.
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Each population except for Modoc, Malheur, and Stillwater were identified as being in a separate genetic cluster.
Finally, the genetic cluster formed by baobab individuals from West Africa, Mascarene Islands, Chennai and Malaysia can be explained by the history of Dutch, English and French colonial activities in the Indian Ocean region.
This was particularly notable for the genetic cluster frequent in New Smyrna Beach and Port Charlotte (green lineage in STRUCTURE graphs).
A subsequent STRUCTURE analysis indicated a single genetic cluster existed across this region.
If we assumed K = 2, each individual assigned with almost equal probability to each genetic cluster indicating a high gene flow among locations.
A genetic cluster was defined as a genotype that was shared by two or more pneumococcal isolates.
Spatial distribution of TBEV-positive roe deer and genetic cluster analysis of TBEV sequences from the Netherlands.
According to the study, the genetic cluster of Druze coincides closely with those of the Samaritans, and is very close to the genetic clusters of Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Jews from the Caucasus," says MiSinai, author of an ambitious study on "Jewish nationhood" called "Brother Shall Not Lift Sword Against Brother.
Although three times as many cases were reported from India during the first half of 2006 compared with the same period in 2005, genetic-sequencing data indicate that transmission is now restricted to only one circulating WPV1 genetic cluster, and over half of the chains of virus transmission present in 2004 have been eliminated.
He belongs to a genetic cluster, a group descended directly on the male line from a single individual - quite probably a prince or powerful tribal leader - who may have lived in Wales around 1500 years ago.
These 2 virus strains form a distinct genetic cluster within WNV lineage 1a strains.