Bats Are Natural Reservoirs of SARS-Like Coronaviruses

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Title:
Bats Are Natural Reservoirs of SARS-Like Coronaviruses
Series Title:
Science
Creator:
Li, Wendong
Shi, Zhengli
Yu, Meng
Ren, Wuze
Smith, Craig
Epstein, Jonathan H.
Wang, Hanzhong
Crameri, Gary
Hu, Zhihong
Zhang, Huajun
Zhang, Jianhong
McEachern, Jennifer
Field, Hume
Daszak, Peter
Eaton, Bryan T.
Zhang, Shuyi
Wang, Lin-Fa
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AAAS
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English

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Bats ( local )
Sars ( local )
Coronavirus ( local )
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged in 2002 to 2003 in southern China. The origin of its etiological agent, the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), remains elusive. Here we report that species of bats are a natural host of coronaviruses closely related to those responsible for the SARS outbreak. These viruses, termed SARS-like coronaviruses (SL-CoVs), display greater genetic variation than SARS-CoV isolated from humans or from civets. The human and civet isolates of SARS-CoV nestle phylogenetically within the spectrum of SL-CoVs, indicating that the virus responsible for the SARS outbreak was a member of this coronavirus group.
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Science, Vol. 310, no. 5748 (2005-10-28).

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