Bats are natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses.

@article{Li2005BatsAN,
  title={Bats are natural reservoirs of SARS-like coronaviruses.},
  author={Wendong Li and Zhengli Shi and Meng Yu and Wuze Ren and N. Craig Smith and Jonathan Epstein and Hanzhong Wang and Gary S Crameri and Zhihong Hu and Huajun Zhang and Jianhong Zhang and Jennifer A. McEachern and Hume Ernest Field and Peter Daszak and Bryan T. Eaton and Shuyi Zhang and Lin-Fa Wang},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310 5748},
  pages={
          676-9
        }
}
  • Wendong Li, Zhengli Shi, +14 authors Lin-Fa Wang
  • Published in Science 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • 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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