Genomic characterization of the 2019 novel human-pathogenic coronavirus isolated from a patient with atypical pneumonia after visiting Wuhan

  title={Genomic characterization of the 2019 novel human-pathogenic coronavirus isolated from a patient with atypical pneumonia after visiting Wuhan},
  author={Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan and Kin-Hang Kok and Zheng Zhu and Hin Chu and Kelvin Kai-Wang To and Shuofeng Yuan and Kwok Yung Yuen},
  journal={Emerging Microbes \& Infections},
  pages={221 - 236}
ABSTRACT A mysterious outbreak of atypical pneumonia in late 2019 was traced to a seafood wholesale market in Wuhan of China. Within a few weeks, a novel coronavirus tentatively named as 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was announced by the World Health Organization. We performed bioinformatics analysis on a virus genome from a patient with 2019-nCoV infection and compared it with other related coronavirus genomes. Overall, the genome of 2019-nCoV has 89% nucleotide identity with bat SARS… 
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