• Dr. Raghavendra Rao M. V. Scientist-Emeritus, and Director Research, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Dr. Vijaykumar Chennamchetty Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences Education and Research, Hyderabad- (TS)
  • Dr. Pavani G. Department of Clinical Microbiology, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad, TS, India
  • Dr. Manick Dassa Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hyderabad, TS, India
  • Dr. Srilatha Basetty Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Patnam Mahender Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Chevella, Hyderabad, TS, India
  • Dr. Rajkumar Kudari Professor, Hindu College of Pharmacy, Guntur, AP, India
  • Dr. Mahendra Kumar Verma Assistant Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, American University School of Medicine, Aruba
  • Dr. Abdur Rahman Consultant Biochemist, Vijaya Diagnostic Center, Tolichowki, Hyderabad, TS, Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. P. Jaganmohan Rao Director, Nuklein Biotec, Haranathapuram, Nellore, AP, India




Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortium (INSACOG), Pirola Variant (BA 2.86)


COVID-19 JN.1,subvariant, was initially identified in Luxembourg and is believed to have a connection to the Pirola variant (BA 2.86), which is considered a derivative of the Omicron subvariant.The new Omicron variant of SARS-cov-2 speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos. It is like walking on a tightrope. The earth is brimming with viruses. The lungs are the paramount respiratory organs. Covid 19 sub variant JN.1 detected in 79 years old Kerala woman.It has been detected in Kerala amid surveillance led by Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortium (INSACOG).Originally part of lineage BA.2.86, JN.1 is now recognized as a distinct variant of interest by the WHO. Reassuringly, WHO states that current vaccines remain effective against severe disease and death caused by JN.1 and other circulating COVID-19 variants. In early December, the CDC, reported that the JN.1 subvariant constitutes an estimated 15% to 29% of cases in the United States, as per the agency's most recent projections. According to the CDC, JN.1 was initially identified in the United States in September. Additionally, China reported seven infections of the COVID subvariant. 


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Dr. Raghavendra Rao M. V., Dr. Vijaykumar Chennamchetty, Dr. Pavani G., Dr. Manick Dass, Dr. Srilatha Basetty, Dr. Rajkumar Kudari, Dr. Mahendra Kumar Verma, Dr. Abdur Rahman, & Dr. P. Jaganmohan Rao. (2024). UNDERSTANDING THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF JN.1. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 10(1). https://doi.org/10.21276/IERJ24815318066840

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