Why snakes probably aren’t spreading the new China virus

@article{Callaway2020WhySP,
  title={Why snakes probably aren’t spreading the new China virus},
  author={Ewen Callaway and David Cyranoski},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2020}
}
One genetic analysis suggests reptilian reservoir — but researchers doubt that the coronavirus could have originated in animals other than birds or mammals. One genetic analysis suggests reptilian reservoir — but researchers doubt that the coronavirus could have originated in animals other than birds or mammals. 
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