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World J Hepatol. Apr 28, 2015; 7(6): 831-845
Published online Apr 28, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i6.831
Figure 3
Figure 3 Viral quasispecies. A virus replicating with a high mutation rate will generate a diverse mutant repertoire over the course of a few generations. In this schematic representation, a “parental” viral genome (black filled circle) gives rise to different variants (coloured squares, prisms and stars), each linked to another one by a point mutation. The concentric circles represent replication cycles. The resulting distribution is often referred to as quasispecies “Cloud”.