Possible Bat Origin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

  title={Possible Bat Origin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2},
  author={S. Lau and Hayes K H Luk and A. Wong and Kenneth S M Li and Longchao Zhu and Zirong He and J. Fung and T. Chan and K. Fung and P. Woo},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={1542 - 1547}
  • S. Lau, Hayes K H Luk, +7 authors P. Woo
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 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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