The evolutionary origin of SARS-CoV-2 [electronic resource] / an interview with Feng Gao.Material type: SoundSeries: Henry Stewart talksBiomedical & life sciences collection. Interviews on Covid-19: Publisher: London : Henry Stewart Talks, 2020Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (16 min.))Subject(s): Bats | Coronaviruses | Covid-19 (Disease) -- Research | Evolutionary genetics | Pangolins | Vaccines -- Development | Betacoronavirus | Chiroptera | Communicable Diseases, Emerging -- virology | COVID-19 Vaccines | COVID-19 -- epidemiology | COVID-19 -- genetics | COVID-19 -- prevention & control | Drug Development | Eutheria | Evolution, Molecular | Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus | Recombination, Genetic | SARS-CoV-2 | Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome | ZoonosesOnline resources: Click here to access online | Series
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Contents: SARS-CoV-2: a product of zoonosis -- SARS-CoV-2 may have been mutating towards its current form for decades -- Evolutionary recombination events leading to SARS-CoV-2: bats & pangolins -- Genetic similarity and differences with other lethal coronaviruses: SARS-1 & MERS -- Phenotypic comparison of SARS-CoV-2 with other coronaviruses -- Genetic evidence debunking claims that SARS-CoV-2 is a deliberate human-engineered virus -- Probability, location and species of possible future emergence of zoonotic viruses -- Implications for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development.
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