A new study has found that the various SARS-CoV-2 variants are converging, potentially making the virus more infectious.
The study, published in the journal Nature, looked at the genomes of more than 12,000 SARS-CoV-2 samples from around the world.
The researchers found that the variants were slowly converging on a common form, which they believe is more infectious.
This is concerning, as it could mean that the virus is becoming more difficult to control.
The study highlights the importance of continued surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as the need for further research into the biology of the virus.
A research team at the University of Edinburgh has found that the SARS-CoV-2 variants are converging. The team’s evolutionary analysis shows that while the variants are continuing to evolve, they are doing so at a slower rate and are becoming more similar to each other.
The research team used a technique called “phylogenetic analysis” to track the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Phylogenetic analysis is a way of reconstructing the evolutionary history of a group of organisms. The team used this technique to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the SARS-CoV-2 variants.
The team found that the variants are converging on a common ancestor. This common ancestor is a variant that emerged in November of last year. The team’s analysis shows that the converging variants are becoming more similar to each other, and that they are evolving at a slower rate.
The research team says that the converging variants are likely to be more resistant to current vaccines and treatments. The team’s findings suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is evolving in a way that could make it more difficult to control.
The team’s findings were published in the journal Nature.