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To clarify the evolutionary relationships among betavoronaviruses that infect bats, we analyzed samples collected during 2010–2011 from 14 insectivorous bat species in China. We identified complete genomes of 2 novel betacoronaviruses in Rhinolophus pusillus and Chaerephon plicata bats, which showed close genetic relationships with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses.
Coronaviruses, SARS (Disease), Bats -- Viruses, Asia, China
Volume 19, Issue 6
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Yang, Li; Wu, Zhiqiang; Ren, Xianwen; Yang, Fan; He, Guimei; Zhang, Junpeng; Dong, Jie; Sun, Lilian; Zhu, Yafang; Du, Jiang; Zhang, Shuyi; and Jin, Qi, "Novel SARS-like betacoronaviruses in bats, China, 2011" (2013). KIP Articles. 3674.