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Molecular Basis of Virus Evolution

Edited By: Adrian Gibbs, Charles H Calisher and Fernanado García-Arenal

632 pages, 3 b/w photos, 125 illus, 36 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2005 | #156164 | ISBN: 0521022894
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Advances in molecular biology have enabled leaps forward in the determination of virus phylogenetic history. This detailed book results from the invitation to foremost experts to give essays on aspects of virus biology based on current data. Initial chapters cover impacts of viruses and their control. Further chapters detail genetic variation of viruses and the molecular basis of interrelations with hosts. This leads to discussions of interactions with the host at the population level, and their molecular basis and evolution. Seventeen chapters follow, by specialists on particular groups of viruses describing their impact, genetic origins, sources of variation, population genetics and interactions with hosts. Practical virologists will find the chapters on phylogenetic analysis techniques very useful. The adaptive nature of viruses makes this work highly relevant to evolutionists.

'... this book will be of interest to both professional virologists and evolutionists. It may also represent the coming of age of viral evolution.' Eddie Holmes, Society for General Microbiology Quarterly '... not only for virologists but for all who are interested in practical studies of biological evolution.' Reiner Spieker, Journal of Plant Physiology '... this is an excellent compilation of the spectrum of studies in this area ... A timely book with something for those interested in epidemiology and infection, but also in their theoretical basis.' Ursula Gompels, Epidemiology and Infection


Editors' preface; 1. Introduction and Guide; Part I. The Impact of Viral Diseases: 2. Classical studies of virus evolution Frank Fenner; 3. The evolution of virus diseases: their emergence, epidemicity and control Neal Nathanson, Kathleen A. McGann and John Wilesmith; Part II. Origins of Viruses and their Genes: Origin of RNA viral genomes; approaching the problem by comparative sequence analysis Alexander E. Borbalenya; 5. Origins of DNA viruses Duncan J. McGeoch and Andrew J. Davison; 6. In search of the origins of viral genes Adrian Gibbs and Paul K. Keese; 7. Cellular sequences in viral genomes Gregor Meyers, Norbert Tautz and Heinz-Jurgen Theil; Part III. Sources of Virus Variation: 8. Molecular mechanisms of point mutations in RNA viruses Bertha-Cecilia Ramierez, Pascale Barbier, Karin Seron, Anne-Lise Haenni and Francoise Bernardi; 9. Recombination and its evolutionary effect on viruses with RNA genomes Michael M. C. Lai; Part IV. Molecular Interactions of Viruses and their Hosts: Viruses as ligands of eukaryotic cell surface molecules Thomas L. Lentz; 11. The influence of immunity on virus evolution Charles R. M. Bangham; 12. Effect of variation within an HIV-1 envelope region containing neutralizing epitopes and virulence determinants Jaap Goudsmit; Part V. Viruses, Hosts and Populations: 13. Quasi-species: the concept and the word Estaban Domingo, John Holland, Christop Biebricher and Manfred Eigen; 14. The co-evolutionary dynamics of viruses and their hosts Robert M. May; 15. Population genetics of viruses: an introduction A. Moya and F. Garcia-Arenal; 16. Origin and evolution of prokaryotes E. Stackebrandt; 17. Molecular systematics and seed plant phylogeny: a summary of a parsimony analysis of rbcL sequence data Kathleen A. Kron and Mark W. Chase; Part VI. Case Studies of Viral Taxa; their Systematics and Evolution: 18. Evolution of poxviruses and African swine fever virus R. Blasco; 19. Molecular systematics of the flaviviruses and their relatives Jan Blok and Adrian J. Gibbs; 20. Herpesviridae Andrew J. Davison and Duncan J. McGeoch; 21. Aphthovirus evolution J. Dopazo, M. J. Rodrigo, A. Rodriguez, J. C. Saiz and F. Sobrino; 22. Evolution of the Bunyaviridae Richard M. Elliott; 23. Evolution of the tobamoviruses Aurora Fraile, Miguel A. Aranda and Fernando Garcia-Arenal; 24. The luteovirus supergroup: rampant recombination and persistent partnerships Mark Gibbs; 25. The evolution of the Reoviridae Wolfgang K. Joklik and Michael R. Roner; 26. Genetic variation and evolution of satellite viruses and satellite RNAs G. Kurath and C. Robaglia; 27. Molecular evolution of the retroid family Marcella A. McClure; 28. Adaptation of members of the Orthomyxoviridae family to transmission by ticks Patricia A. Nuttall, Mary A. Morse, Linda D. Jones and Agustin Portela; 29. The Order Mononegavirales: evolutionary relationships and mechanisms of variation C. R. Pringle; 30. The molecular evolution of the human immunodeficiency viruses Paul M. Sharp, Conal J. Burgess and Beatrice H. Hahn; 31. Molecular evolution of papillomaviruses Marc Van Ranst, Jeffrey B. Kaplan, John P. Sundberg and Robert D. Burk; 32. Molecular systematics of the Potyviridae, the largest plant virus family Colin W. Ward, Georg F. Weiller, Dharma D. Shukla and Adrian Gibbs; 33. Evolution of alphaviruses Scott C. Weaver; 34. Evolution of influenza viruses: rapid evolution and stasis R. G. Webster, W. J. Bean and O. T. Gorman; Part VII. Techniques for Viral Systematics: 35. The RNase A mismatch method for the genetic characterization of viruses C. Lopez-Galindez, J. M. Rojas and J. Dopazo; 36. Molecular phylogenetic analysis Georg F. Weiller, Marcella A. McClure and Adrian J. Gibbs; Index.

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