Bats Are Natural Reservoirs of SARS-Like Coronaviruses

@article{Li2005BatsAN,
  title={Bats Are Natural Reservoirs of SARS-Like Coronaviruses},
  author={W. Li and Zhengli Shi and M. Yu and Wuze Ren and N. Smith and J. Epstein and H. Wang and G. Crameri and Z. Hu and Huajun Zhang and J. Zhang and Jennifer A. McEachern and H. Field and P. Daszak and B. Eaton and Shuyi Zhang and L. Wang},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310},
  pages={676 - 679}
}
  • W. Li, Zhengli Shi, +14 authors L. Wang
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged in 2002 to 2003 in southern China. The origin of its etiological agent, the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), remains elusive. Here we report that species of bats are a natural host of coronaviruses closely related to those responsible for the SARS outbreak. These viruses, termed SARS-like coronaviruses (SL-CoVs), display greater genetic variation than SARS-CoV isolated from humans or from civets. The human and civet isolates of SARS-CoV nestle… CONTINUE READING

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