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In Arabian journal for science and engineering

Virus attacks have had devastating effects on mankind. The prominent viruses such as Ebola virus (2012), SARS-CoV or Severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus called as the MERS (EMC/2012), Spanish flu (H1N1 virus-1918) and the most recent COVID-19(SARS-CoV-2) are the ones that have created a difficult situation for the survival of the human race. Currently, throughout the world, a global pandemic situation has put economy, livelihood and human existence in a very pathetic situation. Most of the above-mentioned viruses exhibit some similar characteristics and genetic pattern. Analysing such characteristics and genetic pattern can help the researchers to get a deeper insight into the viruses and helps in finding appropriate medicine or cure. To address these issues, this paper proposes an experimental analysis of the above-mentioned viruses data using correlation methods. The virus data considered for the experimental analysis include the distribution of various amino acids, protein sequences, 3D modelling of viruses, pairwise alignment of proteins that comprise the DNA genome of the viruses. Furthermore, this comparative analysis can be used by the researchers and organizations like WHO(World Health Organization), computational biologists, genetic engineers to frame a layout for studying the DNA sequence distribution, percentage of GC (guanine-cytosine) protein which determines the heat stability of viruses. We have used the Biopython to illustrate the gene study of prominent viruses and have derived results and insights in the form of 3D modelling. The experimental results are more promising with an accuracy rate of 96% in overall virus relationship calculation.

Purohit Sidharth, Satapathy Suresh Chandra, Sibi Chakkaravarthy S, Zhang Yu-Dong


Biopython, COVID-19, Corona, DNA, Ebola, Genome, MERS, SARS, Spanish Flu