Molecular Evolution of Corona-And Toroviruses

  • Marian C. Horzinek
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 473)


Coronaviruses belong to the newly established Nidovirales—the second order (in addition to the Mononegavirales) in animal virus taxonomy. They comprise a group of enveloped, positive-stranded RNA viruses infecting mammals and birds. The order consists of the bigeneric family Coronaviridae, to which the genera Coronavirus and Torovirus have been assigned, and the monogeneric family Arteriviridae (Murphy et al., 1995).


Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction Infectious Bronchitis Virus Mouse Hepatitis Virus Feline Infectious Peritonitis Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus 
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  • Marian C. Horzinek
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  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands

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