Check out our preprint of #SARSCoV2 D614G study. We show the D614G isogenic virus replicates better in primary nasal epithelial cells and transmits faster among hamsters. A great collaboration between and Kawaoka lab.
Best evidence yet that spike G614 variants of SARS-CoV-2 have a fitness advantage over the original D614 viruses. Very impressive and important work here from and friends
SARS-CoV-2 D614G Variant Exhibits Enhanced Replication ex vivo and Earlier Transmission in vivo #bioRxiv
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SARS-CoV-2 D614G variant exhibits enhanced replication ex vivo and earlier transmission in hamsters Data suggestive of a competitive advantage that may underpin its selection and spread ⁦⁩, Yoshi Kawaoka and ⁦