Determining the distribution of HIV-1 recombinants and epidemiologically important subtypes in Africa and abroad

Determining the distribution of HIV-1 recombinants and epidemiologically important subtypes in Africa and abroad

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marcel.tongo@gmail.com
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Passo’s study focuses on computationally reconstructing as accurately as possible, the early spatio-temporal history (as in pre 1930s) of the HIV-1M epidemic. This includes identifying the times and places when and where early possibly host adaptive, substitution and recombination events occurred, and inferring the ancestral sequences of the main epidemiologically important HIV-1M lineages.