Towards SARS-CoV-2 serotypes?

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2022 Apr;20(4):187-188. doi: 10.1038/s41579-022-00708-x.


The magnitude of immune evasion of Omicron raises the question whether it should be considered as a distinct SARS-CoV-2 serotype. Here, we discuss lines of evidence in support or against the concept of SARS-CoV-2 serotypes, and the implications of this classification.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • SARS-CoV-2*
  • Serogroup
  • Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus


  • Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus
  • spike protein, SARS-CoV-2