Introduction

Coronavirus became a research hot spot after the outbreak of SARS in 2003. In 2004, our lab discovered a novel coronavirus HKU1 (CoV-HKU1 PubMed) from a pneumonia patient. This finding started up a coronavirus research project. During two years study, our group identified three genotypes of CoV-HKU1 from patients and first documented recombination within human coronavirus ( PubMed). To investigate the animal origin of SARS-CoV, we found bat-SARS-CoV HKU3 from Chinese horseshoe bat and proposed that bat could be the possible reservoir of human SARS-CoV ( PubMed). In addition, at least eight bat coronaviruses were also identified by us ( PubMed). This website intends to organize the genomic information and knowledge of known coronaviruses and provides some tools for sequence analysis.

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coronavirus in genbank
Until Nov 2007, CoVDB contains 268 complete genomes and 12536 genes/UTRs.