HCV Genotype, Quasispecies & Subtype
The term genotype refers to different genetic variations or strains of hepatitis C (HCV). The variance in genetic differences is approximately 1/3 between the different genotypes. There are seven major groups or genotypes numbered 1 to 7 although some experts believe that there may be as many as 11. Within each genotype are further divisions called subtypes (for example 1a and 1b) and mutations of the hepatitis C virus called quasispecies. Click here to download….
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