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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

Print version ISSN 1413-8670On-line version ISSN 1678-4391


BRANDAO, Paulo Eduardo et al. A coronavirus detected in the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.6, pp.466-468. ISSN 1678-4391.

This article reports on the identification of a group 2 coronavirus (BatCoV DR/2007) in a Desmodus rotundus vampire bat in Brazil. Phylogenetic analysis of ORF1b revealed that BatCoV DR/2007 originates from a unique lineage in the archetypical group 2 coronaviruses, as described for bat species elsewhere with putative importance in Public Health.

Keywords : Coronavirus; Vampire bat; RNA-dependent; RNA-polymerase.

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