How Genome Detective assigns SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease)

Coronavirus Typing Tool

This tool is designed to use Blast and phylogenetic methods in order to identify the Coronavirus types and genotypes of a nucleotide sequence.

The Coronavirus typing tool also includes SARS-CoV-2 genomes (2019 outbreak), sequences generously shared by Professor Yong-Zhen Zhang and colleagues via this post on Professor Yong-Zhen Zhang and colleagues ask that you communicate with them if you wish to publish results that use the sequence that they share in a journal. We gratefully acknowledge their contribution.

Note for batch analysis: The tool accepts up to 2000 sequences at a time.


Submit one or more FASTA sequences to be typed individually. If you have raw NGS reads (short reads or long reads), please use the Genome Detective Virus Tool to assemble first. Subtyping tools will be linked in the results.
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