Coronaviridae


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Coronaviridae

[kə‚rō·nə′vī·rə‚dē]
(virology)
A family of vertebrate viruses consisting of the single genus Coronavirus; the prototype, avian infectious virus, has an enveloped spherical form with large spikes and a helical nucleocapsid with single-stranded ribonucleic acid.
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Outbreaks of SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV have shown that Coronaviridae is a family with potential zoonotic capacity, which has led to an increase in eco-epidemiological studies for the search of coronaviruses in bats.
Further analysis of their data showed that viruses within Coronaviridae could change when they came into contact with different family groups, and genetic analysis revealed this to be within the genome.
Cavanagh, "Nidovirales: a new order comprising Coronaviridae and Arteriviridae," Archives of Virology, vol.
Coronaviridae are a group of viruses that cause respiratory infections in humans and animals, as well as gastroenteritis among animals.
Enveloped viruses include familiar families such as the herpes viruses, orthomyxoviridae (influenza viruses), retroviridae (human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]) and coronaviridae (severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS] virus).
This genus has replaced Group 2 in the order Nidovirales, family Coronaviridae, and according to the new taxonomy; this family is separated into two subfamilies: Torovirinae and Coronavirinae.
Ademas del bien conocido caso del virus de la rabia (Rhabdoviridae), se han logrado detectar o aislar mas de 60 virus pertenecientes a las familias Coronaviridae (p.e.
Pertenece al orden Nidovirales, familia Coronaviridae, genero Coronavirus del grupo 3 (2, 3, 5).
Coronaviruses (Coronavirus: Coronaviridae) have long been associated with a diverse set of diseases in a wide range of mammal an avian hosts, including humans, in which a new species in the genus named HCoV-SARS has been implicated in the etiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome [1].
Coronaviruses, in the Coronaviridae family, are named for the crownlike surface projections seen when the virus is examined by electron microscopy (corona is Latin for crown).
Collective efforts have been made to identify its epidemiologic determinant as a novel member of Coronaviridae, SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) (2-6), and etiologic experiments in cynomolgus macaques have confirmed the virus as the causative agent for SARS (7, 8).