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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008


Detection and Phylogenetic Analysis of Group 1 Coronaviruses in South American Bats

Christine V.F. CarringtonComments to Author , Jerome E. Foster, Hua Chen Zhu, Jin Xia Zhang, Gavin J.D. Smith, Nadin Thompson, Albert J. Auguste, Vernie Ramkissoon, Abiodun A. Adesiyun, and Yi Guan
Author affiliations: University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (C.V.F. Carrington, J.E. Foster, N. Thompson, A.J. Auguste, V. Ramkissoon, A.A. Adesiyun); University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China (H.C. Zhu, J.X. Zhang, G.J.D. Smith, Y. Guan)

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Number and location of bat species collected and tested from December2006 through July 2007, with bat coronavirus species status

Species (family) Location (no.) Total no. tested (no. positive)
Carollia perspicillata (Phyllostomidae) Arima (2), Fyzabad (2)*, Tabaquite (1) 5 (1)
Glossophaga soricina (Phyllostomidae) Couva (12)*, Tabaquite (7) 21 (1)
Noctilio leporinus (Noctilionidae) Couva (6) 6 (0)
Desmodus rotundus (Phyllostomidae) Fyzabad (3), Morne Diablo (3), Rousillac (1), La Brae (7) 14 (0)
Pteronotus parnelli (Mormoopidae) Tabaquite (29), Wallerfield (2) 31 (0)
Molossus major (Molossidae) Talparo (25) 25 (0)
Mormoops sp. (Mormoopidae) Tamana (1) 1 (0)
Phyllostomus hastatus (Phyllostomidae)
Wallerfield (11)
11 (0)
Total 10 locations; 8 species 114 (2)

*Indicates group from which coronavirus positive bats originated.

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