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Newly-discovered bat coronavirus 94.5% identical to SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.net

Researchers in China and Australia have reported the discovery of novel bat coronaviruses that further reveal the diversity and complex evolutionary history of…

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Researchers in China and Australia have reported the discovery of novel bat coronaviruses that further reveal the diversity and complex evolutionary history of these viruses.
In early 2020, the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was identified as the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak that first began in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019.
A combination of genome sequencing and sampling studies then identified a number of SARS-CoV-2-related…

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