The genetic material for Coronavirus is RNA (ribonucleic acid).
The virus capsid is enveloped, meaning there is a membrane formed around it to help entry into the host membrane.
The viral capsid for coronavirus is helical shaped.
The genetic material for coronavirus is composed of RNA, which is single-stranded linear positive.
Coronavirus is responsible for the common cold, and infection of the upper respiratory tract. Patients develop coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever and conjunctivitis. This occurs typically during the winter and early spring months. Based off of clinical symptoms, it is hard to distinguish from rhinovirus.
One strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV) leads to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. This is unique in its pathophysiology as it leads to an upper and lower respiratory infection, while also leading to gastroenteritis.
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