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Title: Detection and Prevalence Patterns of Group I Coronaviruses in Bats, Northern Germany
Authors: Gloza-Rausch, Florian
Ipsen, Anne
Seebens, Antje
Göttsche, Matthias
Annan, Augustina
et. al
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases. Vol. 14, No. 4, April 2008
Abstract: We tested 315 bats from 7 different bat species in northern Germany for coronaviruses by reverse transcription– PCR. The overall prevalence was 9.8%. There were 4 lineages of group I coronaviruses in association with 4 different species of verspertilionid bats (Myotis dasycneme, M. daubentonii, Pipistrellus nathusii, P. pygmaeus). The lineages formed a monophyletic clade of bat coronaviruses found in northern Germany. The clade of bat coronaviruses have a sister relationship with a clade of Chinese type I coronaviruses that were also associated with M. ricketti. Young age and ongoing lactation, but not sex or existing gravidity, correlated signifi cantly with coronavirus detection. The virus is probably maintained on the population level by amplifi cation and transmission in maternity colonies, rather than being maintained in individual bats.
Description: An article published by Elsevier
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12509
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