RacCS203

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RacCS203
Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Pisuviricota
Class: Pisoniviricetes
Order: Nidovirales
Family: Coronaviridae
Genus: Betacoronavirus
Subgenus: Sarbecovirus
Species:
Strain:
RacCS203

RacCS203 is a bat-derived strain of severe acute respiratory syndrome–related coronavirus collected in acuminate horseshoe bats from sites in Thailand. Its has 91.5% similarity to SARS-CoV-2 and is most related to the RmYN02 strain.[1][2]

Phylogenetic tree based on whole-genome sequences:[1]

SARS‑CoV‑2 related coronavirus

Rc-o319

SL-ZXC21

SL-ZC45

Pangolin SARSr-COV-GX

Pangolin SARSr-COV-GD

RacCS203

RmYN02

RaTG13

SARS-CoV-2

See also[edit]

  • RaTG13, 96.2% similarity to SARS-COV-2
  • RmYN02, 93.3% similarity to SARS-COV-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wacharapluesadee, S; Tan, CW; Maneeorn, P; Duengkae, P; Zhu, F; Joyjinda, Y; Kaewpom, T; Chia, WN; Ampoot, W; Lim, BL; Worachotsueptrakun, K; Chen, VC; Sirichan, N; Ruchisrisarod, C; Rodpan, A; Noradechanon, K; Phaichana, T; Jantarat, N; Thongnumchaima, B; Tu, C; Crameri, G; Stokes, MM; Hemachudha, T; Wang, LF (9 February 2021). "Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses circulating in bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia". Nature Communications. 12 (1): 972. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21240-1. PMC 7873279. PMID 33563978.
  2. ^ "Coronavirus: Bat scientists find new evidence". BBC News. 10 February 2021.