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Nocturnality, seasonality and the SARS-CoV-2 Ecological Niche

  title={Nocturnality, seasonality and the SARS-CoV-2 Ecological Niche},
  author={Geraldine Finlayson and Stewart Finlayson and C. Finlayson and Keith Bensusan and Rhian Guillem and Tyson Lee Holmes and Francisco Giles-Guzm{\'a}n and Jos'e S. Carri'on and Crist{\'o}bal Belda and Lawrence Sawchuk The Gibraltar National Museum and Gibraltar and Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Liverpool John Moores University and United Kingdom. and Institute of Life and Earth Sciences and The University of Gibraltar and Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge and Department of Astrophysical Sciences and University of Toronto Scarborough and Canada. and Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and Departamento de Biolog{\'i}a and Universidad de Murcia and Spain. and Instituto de Salud Carlos and Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovaci'on and Spain.},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
Understanding the behaviour of hosts of SARS-CoV-2 is crucial to our understanding of the virus. A comparison of environmental features related to the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 with those of its potential hosts is critical. We examine the distribution of coronaviruses among bats. We analyse the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 in a nine-week period following lockdown in Italy, Spain, and Australia. We correlate its incidence with environmental variables particularly ultraviolet radiation, temperature… 

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