SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant Mutation (lineage C.37):
The SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant, also known as lineage C.37, is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was first detected in Peru in December 2020. On 14 June 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) named it Lambda variant and designated it as a variant of interest. It has spread to at least 30 countries] around the world and may be more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines compared to other strains. It is also suggested that the Lambda variant is more infectious than the Alpha or Gamma variant.
The Lambda genome has the following amino acid mutations, all of which are in the virus’s spike protein code: G75V, T76I, Δ246-252, L452Q, F490S, D614G and T859N.
The E484Q mutation is present in the B.1.617.2 genome.
The Lambda variant has mutations in the gene encoding the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein causing the substitutions Del246_252, F490S, G75V, L452Q, T76I, T859N and D614G.