Understanding the Molecular Biology of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review

  title={Understanding the Molecular Biology of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review},
  author={Sarah Alsobaie},
  journal={Infection and Drug Resistance},
  pages={2259 - 2268}
Abstract Coronaviruses are named after the crown-like spike proteins on their surface. In the 21st century, three coronaviruses, namely severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), SARS-CoV, and Middle East respiratory syndrome related coronavirus (MERS-CoV), have emerged in the human population, presumably evolving from pathogens infecting other animals. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses responsible for 15–30% of the atypical pneumonia cases in humans worldwide. The current… Expand
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