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Title:
Deciphering the bat virome catalog to better understand the ecological diversity of bat viruses and the bat origin of emerging infectious diseases
Series Title:
ISME journal
Creator:
Wu, Zhiqiang
Yang, Li
Ren, Xianwen
He, Guimei
Zhang, Junpeng
Yang, Jian
Qian, Zhaohui
Dong, Jie
Sun, Lilian
Zhu, Yafang
Du, Jiang
Yang, Fan
Zhang, Shuyi
Jin, Qi
Publisher:
Springer Nature
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Physical Description:
1 online resource

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Subjects / Keywords:
Bats -- Viruses ( lcsh )
Emerging infectious diseases ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial ( sobekcm )
Location:
Asia -- China

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Abstract:
Studies have demonstrated that ~60%–80% of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in humans originated from wild life. Bats are natural reservoirs of a large variety of viruses, including many important zoonotic viruses that cause severe diseases in humans and domestic animals. However, the understanding of the viral population and the ecological diversity residing in bat populations is unclear, which complicates the determination of the origins of certain EIDs. Here, using bats as a typical wildlife reservoir model, virome analysis was conducted based on pharyngeal and anal swab samples of 4440 bat individuals of 40 major bat species throughout China. The purpose of this study was to survey the ecological and biological diversities of viruses residing in these bat species, to investigate the presence of potential bat-borne zoonotic viruses and to evaluate the impacts of these viruses on public health. The data obtained in this study revealed an overview of the viral community present in these bat samples. Many novel bat viruses were reported for the first time and some bat viruses closely related to known human or animal pathogens were identified. This genetic evidence provides new clues in the search for the origin or evolution pattern of certain viruses, such as coronaviruses and noroviruses. These data offer meaningful ecological information for predicting and tracing wildlife-originated EIDs.
Original Version:
Volume 10

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
K26-05408 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26.5408 ( USFLDC Handle )

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