The Deadly Genomes
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Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski



matrix of 56 genomes

Genomes of 56 fully sequenced isolates of the Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Each genome is drawn as a path. The length of the path is proportional to the size of the genome. Every fifth base is drawn as a circle whose color is based on the GC content (fraction of guanines and cytosines). The path curvature is proportional to the repeat content and the direction of curvature is determined by whether the GC content is lower or higher than average. Genomes are labeled by sample origin, date, accession, size (in bases) and the number of base differences relative to the first published SARS-CoV-2 genome (MN019529), which appears first on the poster.

Completely sequenced SARS-CoV-2 isolates as of 8 March 2020 from China National Center for Bioinformation and NCBI. Poster updated 17 March 2020.

Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski

Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski



ball of 56 genomes

Genomes of 56 fully sequenced isolates of Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Each genome is drawn as a path. The length of the path is proportional to the size of the genome. Every fifth base is drawn as a circle whose color is based on the GC content (fraction of guanines and cytosines). The path curvature is proportional to the repeat content and the direction of curvature is determined by whether the GC content is lower or higher than average. Genomes paths are centered and layering order of is determined individually for each base by the difference between local GC content and the average value of 0.38.

Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski

Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski
Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski



Genome of first sequenced isolate

The genome of the first fully sequenced isolate of Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is drawn as a path. The length of the path is proportional to the size of the genome. Each base is drawn as a circle whose color is based on the GC content (fraction of guanines and cytosines). The path curvature is proportional to the repeat content and the direction of curvature is determined by GC content.

Art posters of the coronavirus genome -- 56 genomes of SARS-CoV-2 / Science and Art by Martin Krzywinski