A study of bats in a small area of southwestern China has identified two dozen previously unknown coronaviruses. Photo: Shutterstock A study of bats in a small area of southwestern China has identified two dozen previously unknown coronaviruses. Photo: Shutterstock
A study of bats in a small area of southwestern China has identified two dozen previously unknown coronaviruses. Photo: Shutterstock

China research team finds 24 new bat coronaviruses within 2km radius

  • None appeared to be direct ancestor of new coronavirus causing Covid-19 but range of genomic diversity ‘surprising’ to scientists
  • Their non-peer reviewed paper shows a closely matching virus to the one behind pandemic, with different spike protein

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A study of bats in a small area of southwestern China has identified two dozen previously unknown coronaviruses. Photo: Shutterstock A study of bats in a small area of southwestern China has identified two dozen previously unknown coronaviruses. Photo: Shutterstock
A study of bats in a small area of southwestern China has identified two dozen previously unknown coronaviruses. Photo: Shutterstock
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