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Studies in Viral Ecology (2-Volume Set)

Edited By: Christon J Hurst
Studies in Viral Ecology (2-Volume Set)
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This book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (this 2-volume set covers animals as well as microbes and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles and vectoring species. Examining virology from an organismal biology approach and focusing on the concept that viral infections represent areas of overlap in the ecologies of the involved species, "Viral Ecology" is essential for students and professionals who either may be non-virologists or virologists whose previous familiarity has been very specialized.

Contents

VOLUME 1

Dedication
Preface
Contributors
Attribution Credits For Cover And Spine Artwork

Section I An Introduction To The Structure And Behavior Of Viruses
1 Defining The Ecology Of Viruses
2 An Introduction To Viral Taxonomy With Emphasis On Microbial And Botanical Hosts And The Proposal Of Akamara, A Potential Domain For The Genomic Acellular Agents
3 Virus Morphology, Replication, And Assembly
4 The (Co)evolutionary Ecology Of Viruses

Section II Viruses Of Other Microorganisms
5 Bacteriophage And Viral Ecology As Seen Through The Lens Of Nucleic Acid Sequence Data
6 Viruses Of Cyanobacteria
7 Viruses Of Eukaryotic Algae
8 Viruses Of Seaweeds
9 The Ecology And Evolution Of Fungal Viruses
10 Prion Ecology

Section III Viruses Of Macroscopic Plants
11 Ecology Of Plant Viruses, With Special Reference To Geminiviruses
12 Viroids And Viroid Diseases Of Plants

Index


VOLUME 2

Dedication
Preface
Contributors
Attribution Credits For Cover And Spine Artwork

Section I An Introduction To The Structure And Behavior Of Viruses
1 Defining The Ecology Of Viruses
2 An Introduction To Viral Taxonomy With Emphasis On Animal Hosts And The Proposal Of Akamara, A Potential Domain For The Genomic Acellular Agents
3 Virus Morphology, Replication, And Assembly
4 The (Co)evolutionary Ecology Of Viruses

Section II Viruses Of Macroscopic Animals
5 Coral Viruses
6 Viruses Infecting Marine Molluscs
7 The Viral Ecology Of Aquatic Crustaceans
8 Viruses Of Fish
9 Ecology Of Viruses Infecting Ectothermic Vertebrates-the Impact Of Ranavirus Infections On Amphibians
10 Viruses Of Insects
11 Viruses Of Terrestrial Mammals
12 Viruses Of Cetaceans
13 The Relationship Between Humans, Their Viruses, And Prions
14 Ecology Of Avian Viruses

Index

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Biography

Professor Hurst is an affiliated faculty member at Xavier University and holds a life appointment as Visiting Professor at Universidad del Valle in Columbia. He has authored several books on viruses and viral ecology and has been a leader in defining the field of "Viral Ecology".

Edited By: Christon J Hurst
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