Detection and phylogenetic analysis of group 1 coronaviruses in South American bats

Christine V.F. Carrington, Jerome E. Foster, Hua Chen Zhu, Jin Xia Zhang, Gavin J.D. Smith, Nadin Thompson, Albert J. Auguste, Vernie Ramkissoon, Abiodun A. Adesiyun, Yi Guan

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Abstract

Bat coronaviruses (Bt-CoVs) are thought to be the precursors of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. We detected Bt-CoVs in 2 bat species from Trinidad. Phylogenetic analysis of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene and helicase confirmed them as group 1 coronaviruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1890-1893
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Carrington, C. V. F., Foster, J. E., Zhu, H. C., Zhang, J. X., Smith, G. J. D., Thompson, N., Auguste, A. J., Ramkissoon, V., Adesiyun, A. A., & Guan, Y. (2008). Detection and phylogenetic analysis of group 1 coronaviruses in South American bats. Emerging infectious diseases, 14(12), 1890-1893. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1412.080642