Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California


UCLA Previously Published Works bannerUCLA

Genome Composition and Divergence of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Originating in China.

  • Author(s): Wu, Aiping
  • Peng, Yousong
  • Huang, Baoying
  • Ding, Xiao
  • Wang, Xianyue
  • Niu, Peihua
  • Meng, Jing
  • Zhu, Zhaozhong
  • Zhang, Zheng
  • Wang, Jiangyuan
  • Sheng, Jie
  • Quan, Lijun
  • Xia, Zanxian
  • Tan, Wenjie
  • Cheng, Genhong
  • Jiang, Taijiao
  • et al.

An in-depth annotation of the newly discovered coronavirus (2019-nCoV) genome has revealed differences between 2019-nCoV and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or SARS-like coronaviruses. A systematic comparison identified 380 amino acid substitutions between these coronaviruses, which may have caused functional and pathogenic divergence of 2019-nCoV.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
Current View