|The Gene Stuff|
There were 4 genes said to be genes of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
I wrote a C++ program that searched for them in my SQL database.
The following report was generated by that software:
"loading gene XR_006131467.1's nucleotides
loading gene XR_006131468.1's nucleotides
loading gene XR_006131469.1's nucleotides
loading gene XM_042612825.1's nucleotides
loading SARS-CoV-2 nucleotides
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found 0 omicron gene matches in 315,717 SARS-CoV-2 viruses."
I used the same SQL database that I used in my previous post here (it has all the Coronaviridae viruses in it).
It begs the questions that I have raised before: "where are the researchers getting these viruses, their genes, and/or their nucleotides?"
I question the practice of acquiring the viruses in a war zone (i.e. in the streams of blood and fluid flowing in a person or animal with COVID-19), or in fact anywhere else a damaged virus may be confused with an undamaged virus.
The proper location for extracting a bona fide undamaged SARS-CoV-2 virus is inside its host microbe.
A host microbe that has not been damaged by chemical toxins such as antibiotics.
The problem is that nobody seems to know which microbes host the SARS-CoV-2 virus, whether it is mutualistic to its host or pathogenic to its host (On The Origin of the Genes of Viruses - 17).
Maybe that is because there are few human cells in/on us compared to the microbe cells that replicate viruses (How Microbes Communicate In The Tiniest Language).
Further, the nebulous practice of assuming recombination is something that viruses do to themselves is getting very fanciful:
"Though, whether SARS-CoV-2 undergoes genetic recombination has been largely overlooked to date. Recombination-mediated rearrangement of variants that arose independently can be of major evolutionary importance. Moreover, the absence of recombination is a key assumption behind the application of phylogenetic inference methods. Here, we analyse the extant genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 and show that, to date, there is no detectable hallmark of recombination."
(No detectable signal ... recombination in SARS-CoV-2). Antibiotic bombing of the microbe host of SARS-CoV-2 will "recombine the shrapnel", i.e. the virus' RNA pieces being generated (as well as the more complex DNA pieces of the host microbe) as the sophisticated machinery inside that microbe decomposes into rubble (see videos below).
Will virologists pick up the pieces and write stories about "natural selection" selecting what matters most?
The next post in this series is here.