Structural and Antigenic Relationships between Human, Murine and Avian Coronaviruses
There have been numerous reports in the literature describing the morphological and molecular structure of individual coronaviruses and comparing the structure of different strains of the same coronavirus species. However, there have been few attempts to compare the structure of different coronavirus species in the same laboratory. Some work has been done on the antigenic comparison of different coronaviruses, notably by Pederson et al. (17), but there is still considerable dispute about their antigenic relationships. This report is concerned with characterising the structural and antigenic relationships of a number of coronaviruses including various strains of human coronavirus (HCV), mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) and avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).
KeywordsInfectious Bronchitis Virus Mouse Hepatitis Virus Strain 229E Infectious Bronchitis Virus Strain Human Coronavirus
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