Possible Bat Origin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

@article{Lau2020PossibleBO,
  title={Possible Bat Origin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2},
  author={Susanna K. P. Lau and Hayes K. H. Luk and Antonio Cheuk-Pui Wong and Kenneth S. M. Li and Longchao Zhu and Zi-rong He and Joshua Fung and Tony T. Y. Chan and Kitty Sau-Chun Fung and Patrick C. Y. Woo},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2020},
  volume={26},
  pages={1542 - 1547}
}
We showed that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is probably a novel recombinant virus. Its genome is closest to that of severe acute respiratory syndrome–related coronaviruses from horseshoe bats, and its receptor-binding domain is closest to that of pangolin viruses. Its origin and direct ancestral viruses have not been identified. 

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