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


Journal Article

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Carrington, CVF; Foster, JE; Zhu, HC; Zhang, JX; Smith, GJD; Thompson, N; Auguste, AJ; Ramkissoon, V; Adesiyun, AA; Guan, Y

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1890 - 1893

PubMed ID

  • 19046513

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19046513

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1412.080642


  • eng