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High Whole-Genome Sequence Diversity of Human Papillomavirus Type 18 Isolates.

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Summary of "High Whole-Genome Sequence Diversity of Human Papillomavirus Type 18 Isolates."

The most commonly found human papillomavirus (HPV) types in cervical cancer are HPV16 and HPV18. Genome variants of these types have been associated with differential carcinogenic potential. To date, only a handful of studies have described HPV18 whole genome sequencing results. Here we describe HPV18 variant diversity and conservation of persistent infections in a longitudinal retrospective cohort study.

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Name: Viruses
ISSN: 1999-4915
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A coordinated effort of researchers to map (CHROMOSOME MAPPING) and sequence (SEQUENCE ANALYSIS, DNA) the human GENOME.

A type of human papillomavirus especially associated with malignant tumors of the genital and RESPIRATORY MUCOSA.

A type of ALPHAPAPILLOMAVIRUS associated with high risk for anogenital neoplasms.

The type species of BETACORONAVIRUS genus causing gastroenteritis respiratory diseases in mammals. Previously separate species HUMAN CORONAVIRUS OC43; BOVINE CORONAVIRUS; Human enteric coronavirus; Equine coronavirus; and Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus merged into this species on the basis of similar genome nucleotide sequence and genome organization.

Short tracts of DNA sequence that are used as landmarks in GENOME mapping. In most instances, 200 to 500 base pairs of sequence define a Sequence Tagged Site (STS) that is operationally unique in the human genome (i.e., can be specifically detected by the polymerase chain reaction in the presence of all other genomic sequences). The overwhelming advantage of STSs over mapping landmarks defined in other ways is that the means of testing for the presence of a particular STS can be completely described as information in a database.

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