The main topic of this special issue is rotaviruses and coronaviruses cause severe gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases in animals and humans. Rotaviruses and coronaviruses have highly genetic diversity, and hence have been currently clasified into 11 species (RVA to RVK) and 4 species (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta), respectively. Diarrhea and pneumonia due to these viruses leads to deterioration of health, insufficient body weight gain, and deaths of young animals, resulting in huge economic losses. However, available information is still limited regarding these viruses, and hence there are few effective strategies for control and treatment of them, despite its significant economic impact. Recently, it is possible to use techniques of reverse genetics and cultivation in vitro (enteroid and iPS) for these viruses, which will be prompted further elucidation of their molecular mechanism and development of vaccine. Therefore, this special issue seeks all types of manuscript including novel findings for molecular mechanism, pathogenicity, host-virus interaction, cultivation in vitro, and treatment of these viruses.
Dr. Tohru Suzuki
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