The team says the genetic analysis of the human-infected coronavirus has been carried out and its similar variants found in animals. The closest resemblance was found in bats. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, says the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to infect humans is derived from mammals known as pangolins.
The virus has been transmitted from animal to animal by acquiring the ability to modify the genetic material. Viruses are able to create structures that allow any organism to enter its cell. This allows access to any cell.
Covid virus in humans is caused by the protein found on the surface. The study suggests that bats may move from bark to man, or from bats to camels and then to humans.
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