Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014

New Alphacoronavirus in Mystacina tuberculata Bats, New Zealand

Richard J. HallComments to Author , Jing Wang, Matthew Peacey, Nicole E. Moore, Kate McInnes, and Daniel M. Tompkins
Author affiliations: Institute of Environmental Science and Research, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (R.J. Hall, J. Wang, M. Peacey, N.E. Moore); Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand. (K. McInnes); and Landcare Research, Dunedin, New Zealand. (D.M. Tompkins)

Main Article


Summary of BLASTn output for contigs from bat guano that show identity to alphacoronaviruses, New Zealand*

Alphacoronavirus gene
No. contigs matching alphacoronaviruses
Range of contig lengths, bp
Highest scoring BLASTn hit recorded against alphacoronaviruses
Nucleotide identity (%)†
Open reading frame 1ab 33 182–1054 8 × 10−93 581/828 (77)
Spike protein 5 580–1629 1 × 10−19 362/551 (66)
Matrix 4 251–840 2 × 10−99 532/746 (71)
Nucleocapsid 4 536–890 6 × 10−6 79/109 (72)

*BLASTn, nucleotide basic local alignment search tool (
†No. nucleotides identical between query and database sequence.

Main Article

Page created: March 18, 2014
Page updated: March 18, 2014
Page reviewed: March 18, 2014
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.