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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Research

Bat Coronaviruses and Experimental Infection of Bats, the Philippines

Shumpei Watanabe, Joseph S. Masangkay, Noriyo Nagata, Shigeru Morikawa, Tetsuya Mizutani, Shuetsu Fukushi, Phillip Alviola, Tsutomu Omatsu, Naoya Ueda, Koichiro Iha, Satoshi Taniguchi, Hikaru Fujii, Shumpei Tsuda, Maiko Endoh, Kentaro Kato, Yukinobu Tohya, Shigeru Kyuwa, Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, and Hiroomi AkashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (S. Watanabe, N. Ueda, K. Iha, S. Taniguchi, H. Fujii, S. Tsuda, M. Endoh, K. Kato, S. Kyuwa, Y. Yoshikawa, H. Akashi); University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines (J.S. Masangkay, P. Alviola); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (N. Nagata, S. Morikawa, T. Mizutani, S. Fukushi, T. Omatsu); Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan (Y. Tohya)

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Table 2

PCR results for bat coronavirus in fruit bats infected by using bat intestinal samples, the Philippines*

Bat Assay Liver Kidney Lung Spleen Brain Small intestine Large intestine Serum
A RT-PCR +

qRT-PCR
ND
ND
ND
ND
ND
1.25 × 106
3.53 × 106
ND
B RT-PCR + +
qRT-PCR ND ND ND ND ND 1.47 × 106 1.50 ×106

*Bat intestinal samples containing 7.8 × 106 copies of coronavirus genome. Values are copies per milligram. RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; –, virus RNA not detected; +, virus RNA detected; qRT-PCR, quantitative RT-PCR; ND, not done.

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