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The genome is 3020–3320 nucleotides long (for the full length strand) and 1700–2800 nucleotides long (for the short length strand).

Epigenetic alterations and mutations may cause defects in the cellular machinery that then contribute to liver disease.Hepatitis B virus is classified as the type species of the Orthohepadnavirus, which contains eight other species.and in a New World woolly monkeys suggesting an ancient origin for this virus in primates.The viral strains have also been divided into ten genotypes (A–J) and forty subgenotypes according to overall nucleotide sequence variation of the genome.The genotypes have a distinct geographical distribution and are used in tracing the evolution and transmission of the virus.

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