Figure 2.

Genetic variability of HCV quasispecies in samples collected over time. A) Genetic complexity calculated using normalized entropy (Shannon entropy). B) Diversity of HCV quasispecies calculated using genetic distance (p-distance). Patterns of response to therapy are represented by colours: sustained virological responders in red, non-responders in blue and end-of-treatment responders in green. C) Genetic diversity by the mean of genetic distance of each time-point collected. On the left: the end-of-treatment-responders. On the right: non-responders. D) Genetic diversity by the mean of genetic distance between every sample and baseline. Comparisons between non-responders and end-of-treatment responders. P=value calculated using Fisher’s test or paired t-test.

Jardim et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-61
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