Animal Coronaviruses: A Brief Introduction

Leyi Wang, Yan Zhang

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Coronaviruses (CoVs) are single-stranded positive-sense enveloped RNA viruses. Among RNA viruses, CoVs have the largest genome. CoVs infect diverse animal species including domestic and wild animals. In this chapter, we provide a brief review on animal CoVs by discussing their receptor, host specificity, reverse genetics, and emerging and re-emerging porcine CoVs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnimal Coronaviruses
EditorsLeyi Wang
PublisherHumana Press
StatePublished - Mar 16 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Protocols Handbooks
ISSN (Print)1949-2448
ISSN (Electronic)1949-2456


  • Animal coronavirus
  • Receptor
  • Reverse genetics
  • Porcine coronavirus

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