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The Curious Case of the RaTG13 Genome: Time to Revise the Sequence Reporting Standards for Pathogens

Version 1 : Received: 25 August 2020 / Approved: 27 August 2020 / Online: 27 August 2020 (07:56:01 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 22 July 2021 / Approved: 26 July 2021 / Online: 26 July 2021 (12:08:30 CEST)

How to cite: Singla, M.; Ahmad, S.; Gupta, C.; Sethi, T. The Curious Case of the RaTG13 Genome: Time to Revise the Sequence Reporting Standards for Pathogens. Preprints 2020, 2020080595 Singla, M.; Ahmad, S.; Gupta, C.; Sethi, T. The Curious Case of the RaTG13 Genome: Time to Revise the Sequence Reporting Standards for Pathogens. Preprints 2020, 2020080595

Abstract

The origin of SARS-CoV-2 is debated, even after 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and a special investigation conducted by the World Health Organization. The RaTG13 sequence has been a highlight of discussions surrounding the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Here we express our opinion about the need for better reporting standards for information about sequencing data, especially for pathogens, citing our findings with the reported RaTG13 genome.

Keywords

Data Quality; Sequence reporting standards; RaTG13 Sequence; De-novo assembly

Subject

LIFE SCIENCES, Biotechnology

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Comment 1
Received: 26 July 2021
Commenter: Tavpritesh Sethi
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: 1. Change in the title
2. Additional metadata checklist added
3. Shortened the text
4. Theme of the paper shifted towards the reporting standards citing RaTG13 as an example
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