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1. chinaXiv:202108.00058 [pdf]

Metagenomic evidence for the coexistence of SARS and H1N1 in patients from 2007-2012 flu seasons

Qi Liu; Zhenglin Du; Sihui Zhu; Wenming Zhao; Hua Chen; Yongbiao Xue
Subjects: Biology >> Microbiology

By re-analzying public metagenomic data from 101 patients infected with influenza A virus during the 2007-2012 H1N1 flu seasons in France, we identified 22 samples with SARS-CoV sequences. In 3 of them, the SARS genome sequences could be fully assembled out of each. These sequences are highly similar (99.99% and 99.7%) to the artificially constructed recombinant 5 SARS-CoV (SARSr-CoV) strains generated by the J. Craig Venter Institute in USA. Moreover, samples from different flu seasons have different SARS-CoV strains, and the divergence between these strains cannot be explained by natural evolution. Our study also shows that retrospective studies using public metagenomic data from past major epidemic outbreaks serves as a genomic strategy for the research of origins or spread of infectious diseases.

submitted time 2021-08-11 Hits5576Downloads686 Comment 0

2. chinaXiv:202107.00039 [pdf]

Tracing the origin of SARS-CoV-2: lessons learned from the past

Qihui Wang; Hua Chen; Yi Shi; Alice C. Hughes; William J. Liu; Jingkun Jiang; George F. Gao; Yongbiao Xue; Yigang Tong
Subjects: Biology >> Virology

新冠病毒的起源仍不清楚。了解新冠病毒如何、何时以及在何处从其天然宿主传播给人类对于预防未来由冠状病毒引发的疫情至关重要。 从与病原体无休止的战斗中吸取教训,结合目前已知的关于新冠病毒起源和中间宿主的研究数据,我们提出全球多个地点都有可能是新冠病毒的起源地。

submitted time 2021-07-28 Hits6431Downloads964 Comment 0

3. chinaXiv:202107.00013 [pdf]

On the origin of SARS-CoV-2–The blind watchmaker argument

Chung-I Wu; Haijun Wen; Jian Lu; Xiao-dong Su; Alice C. Hughes; Weiwei Zhai; Chen Chen; Hua Chen; Mingkun Li; Shuhui Song; Zhaohui Qian; Qihui Wang; Bingjie Chen; Zixiao Guo; Yongsen Ruan; Xuemei Lu; Fuwen Wei; Li Jin; Le Kang; Yongbiao Xue
Subjects: Biology >> Virology

In the comparison with SARS-CoV of 2003, SARS-CoV-2 is extremely well adapted to the human populations and its adaptive shift from the animal host to humans must have been even more extensive. By the blind watchmaker argument, such an adaptive shift can only happen prior to the onset of the current pandemic and with the aid of step-by-step selection. In this view, SARS-CoV-2 could not have possibly evolved in an animal market in a big city and even less likely in a laboratory. Discussions of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 need to factor in the long process of adaptive shift and some models have indeed advanced in that direction.

submitted time 2021-07-17 Hits5645Downloads539 Comment 0

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