Acta Scientific Microbiology (ASMI) (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 5

Some Recent Facts about SARS-CoV-2

Parul Thapar*

Assistant Professor, CT University, Ludhiana, India

*Corresponding Author: Parul Thapar, Assistant Professor, CT University, Ludhiana, India.

Received: March 23, 2020; Published: April 08, 2020


  Corona viruses are the largest group of virus belonging to the class Nidovirales. Corona viruses (CoVs) are enveloped positive sense single stranded RNA viruses. They are characterized by club-like spikes that project from their surface, an unusually large RNA genome, and a unique replication strategy (Figure 1). Corona viruses causes a variety of diseases in mammals and birds ranging from enteritis in cows and pigs and upper respiratory diseases in chickens to potentially lethal human respiratory infections. The corona gets its name due to the spike like projections which gives it the appearance of solar rays or solar corona [1].



Citation: Parul Thapar. “Some Recent Facts about SARS-CoV-2". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.5 (2020): 03-05.


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